Throughout the last ten years Dr. Lawrence E. DeMann Jr., a chiropractor in New York City, has treated hundreds, perhaps thousands of dancers across the country and all over the world.
Dr. DeMann works primarily with ballet companies such as the New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and the School of American Ballet.
The far reaching effects of chiropractic care extends to other cities as well.
Dancers who performed with the New York City Ballet
have gone on to become directors of other major regional ballet companies, where they incorporate their belief in chiropractic.
Peter Martins, director of New York City Ballet; Helgi Tommasson, director of San Francisco Ballet; Edward Villela, director of the Miami City Ballet; Daniel Duell, director of the Chicago City Ballet; Christopher D'Amboise, director of the Pennsylvania Ballet; and Mikail Barishnikov, former director of American Ballet Theatre have all worked extensively with Dr. DeMann while they were dancing and have therefore encouraged chiropractic treatment for company dancers.
When asked how so many dancers found chiropractic and made it an important part of their lives, Dr. DeMann suggested we talk to one of his patients, a very special patient, prima ballerina Stacy Caddell of the New York City Ballet.
Dr. DeMann stated that Ms. Caddell was his very first dancer/patient, and if there was only one dancer responsible for the success of chiropractic in the dance world, then it would have to be Stacy Caddell.
A friend suggested I see Dr. DeMann, a chiropractor.
I was tentative, but having exhausted the medical route, I finally went to see him.
examined me and told me what the problem was.
An overuse injury due to faulty bio-mechanics and weak musculature.
put me on an adjustment schedule and worked out an exercise program.