At Highett Podiatry, our Pre-Pointe assessments examine the following:
- Posture and skeletal maturity
- Ballet technique
- Turnout range and strength
- Foot / ankle strength and balance
- Flexibility vs. hypermobility through the foot and ankle
- Core/pelvic stability
We also factor in your dance history and any previous or current injuries.
Pre Pointe Assessment Outcome
At the end of the assessment, dancers and parents will have a good understanding of what is required to progress onto pointe. The dancer will receive specific home exercises to work on.
Once all requirements have been met, your podiatrist will provide a report for your dance teacher. You will then be able to purchase your first pair of pointe shoes.
Qualified Pre-Pointe Podiatrist
Pre-pointe assessments are conducted by Kirstine Mann, our Pre-Pointe podiatrist, within our fully equipped clinic. Kirstine is trained in dance screening and assessment and is a trained dancer herself.
How to book
Please notify our receptionists when making a pre-pointe assessment, so we can allocate appropriate appointment length.
How long does it take?
Our pre-pointe assessments take 40 minutes, during which your Podiatrist will consider your history, conduct the full physical assessment and provide relevant exercises as appropriate.
How much does it cost?
Initial consultation cost is $85.
You can receive your private health insurance rebate instantly through our HICAPS direct claiming system.
A detailed report for your dance teacher will be provided.