When the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the College of Education and Human Development joined forces to create an in-house performing arts medicine clinic for Mason’s dance majors, it became one of only a handful of universities across the country to offer such a clinic.
Originally, the clinic was staffed by graduate students from the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism who developed therapeutic exercises and other treatments to help rehabilitate dance students. They also worked with a student’s doctor to make sure they concur on the rehabilitation process. The program has grown and evolved; now there is a full-time athletic trainer and a Dance Conditioning Lab in the new addition to the de Laski Performing Arts Building. Read Original Article