Colorado Ballet Society strives to provide balanced dance instruction - excellence is always our goal, but we are first and foremost focused on the physical and emotional health of our students which is why we have a physical therapist visit our studio every month.
Meet our in-studio physical therapist, Dr. Allison Brown
After enjoying life as a Ballet Society parent, volunteer, lecturer, and consultant since 2013, I am honored and humbled to now be joining you as the in-house studio Physical Therapist. As my dancer is now 18 years old, there are many of you I have not yet met, so please introduce yourself in person or via email (AllisonBrownDPT@mac.com) at any time.
After an undergraduate degree in Public Health and Health/Science Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I worked as a student athletic trainer with the Cornhuskers, I earned a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy as part of the nation’s first DPT class at Creighton Medical Center in 1996. Since that time, I have specialized in many areas of pediatric and young adult care, from the NICU to college sports, with older adults seen here and there as
well. Currently, I work part-time at Children’s Colorado on the Orthopedic PT team including general orthopedics, rheumatology, headache, pelvic floor, dysautonomias such as POTS, and cystic fibrosis. I also see patients privately by personal referral. I have a special interest in hypermobility, performing arts medicine, and adolescent/young adult holistic care. I have been certified in Myofascial Decompression (Cup Therapy), Yamuna Ball rolling levels I & II, Dynamic Tape and Kinesiotape techniques, Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT), numerous level I & II courses with Lisa Howell - dance Physiotherapist of The Ballet Blog, multiple other related courses, and am in-process certifying in Graston Technique (similar to gua sha). I hold contracts with a national agency providing physical therapists to touring performing artists and am excited as they begin to return to theatres. I love teaching and have been blessed to assist in teaching pre-pointe classes and special lectures at the studio; as well as earth science, biology, and anatomy classes with a local home education group.
My immediate family includes my husband, a fundraising marketing consultant, our 17-year-old son, 18-year-old daughter, and a precocious silver poodle with her own Instagram. On any given day if I’m not in the studio or clinic, you can find me watching high school baseball or in my garden. Our daughter was well-trained at Colorado Ballet Society for the past nine years, something we were made more aware of after she graduated and moved away for additional ballet training last fall. She continues to reap the benefits of mentorship and instruction from Ballet Society directors and instructors and I am committed to supporting the legacy of a healthy environment and training process within our studio. Please let me know how I can support your
dancers, I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.
I look forward to meeting you or reconnecting with you soon!