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My 16 year old dd is currently dealing with a long-term back injury and is feeling very frustrated and upset with herself right now. Tuesday will mark the 7th week of her rest period. She just had a follow up doctor visit and was told that she would need to rest for an additional four to six weeks before she could even begin PT. Not exactly what she wanted to hear!

 

I have been looking all over the web for articles about dancers who have had long-term injuries and have also gone on to have success in their professional careers. The only one I was able to find is the article on Sarah Lamb.

 

Any suggestions on books/articles that may provide inspiration are greatly appreciated!

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Any discussion of this topic has to include a reference to biographies of Alicia Alonso, whose eye troubles subjected her to multiple long convalescences after surgeries.

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