Dance is highly demanding and requires extraordinary flexibility, balance, power and endurance. To properly execute movements, the dancer assumes positions that place excess stress on bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, thus leading to high injury rates. The majority of injuries are due to overuse or misuse with one third attributed to trauma. Young dancers, in their growth spurt, are particularly susceptible to injury. Moira Docherty, DPT at Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in the Costa Mesa office, is a life-long dancer with a B.F.A. in dance. She understands the complex movement patterns of dance and offers individualized evidence-based treatment programs combined with clinical experience for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. Moira is a valued member of the ABT Gillespie School dance medical team.