Performance tips for state from TCO: What should I do in the first two weeks postseason?

Peak performance tips our sponsor Twin Cities Orthopedics. Tip #5: What should I do in the first two weeks postseason? #mndancenews #tcodancemedicine #mystorymn

Dancers, coaches and parents,

Seeking some insight on peaking performance for state? Wondering what best practices are for an off-season?  

For the first part of the month, let’s keep building on our January tips for peak performance. In the second half, let’s uncover the off-season secrets of the pros. The first two weeks make a difference!

Each week on MN Dance News social media channels, our friends at Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) will share tips on nutrition, mindset, conditioning and practice modification to help you reach that peak and make the most of your off-season immediately.

Tip #5: What should I do in the first two weeks postseason?

Athletes have an active recovery plan. Dr. Meredith Butulis, DPT, CSCS, CEP, shares a few pearls that dancers can apply, too:

  1. Rehab season begins: If any muscle or joint issues affected your performance, now is the time to fix them. Start with a visit to the Dance Med team to get an accurate diagnosis. Email or visit
  2. In the first two weeks postseason, explore active movements you haven’t had time for. Do you enjoy skating, tennis or yoga? Whatever it is, go do it for two weeks.

After two weeks, it is time to work on our general conditioning phase of performance. Join us for our spring training series here on MNDanceNews!

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