pixel

Ballerina Caitlin Stawaruk

Posted in: ,

Caitlin Stawaruk is a dancer with Zuric ballet and scholarship winner of the prestigious dance competition: Prix de Lausanne. She tells her story ‘I have been living in Zurich for six years and dancing with the company for four when I injured my left foot on stage performing in Giselle. I tried managing the injury […]
Full article

Caitlin Stawaruk is a dancer with Zuric ballet and scholarship winner of the prestigious dance competition: Prix de Lausanne. She tells her story

‘I have been living in Zurich for six years and dancing with the company for four when I injured my left foot on stage performing in Giselle. I tried managing the injury conservatively for a while but eventually I couldn't handle the pain anymore and stopped dancing.

Just before I was about to give up and return to Australia to start on a fresh path, I found a surgeon who was willing to operate on my foot so I could hopefully return to dance. I am now in the process of recovering. I came back to Australia for 2 months to do some rehab with Oli at STC and start back with some ballet classes with Kim Harvey.

This process has certainly not been easy for me but there has been an upside; during these couple of months Oli has taught me so much about my body and the biomechanics of it. I have addressed weaknesses that I never really paid attention to and found there are many things to work on and strengthen within the entire body in order for my foot to recover well.
I have learnt a lot about myself mentally mostly putting patience to practice. Some days it all seems too difficult and I'm 97% sure I just want to quit. It's that 3% which keeps me going to get through to the next day when I know I will want to continue dancing. I have in my head "it's not over till it's over" if there is even the smallest amount of drive and energy in me I will keep going till I'm back on stage.

Having a physio who specialises in dance is extremely important. I am really thankful for all the help and support from Oli and the rest of the STC staff for always being so friendly’

Categories

Send Message

Related Posts

Online Services Now Available

If you are not certain which of the above-listed rehabilitation services and treatments will best meet your specific requirements, please contact us to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our professionals. Over the years, we had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients, all who arrived with a specific problem that required a strategically-designed physiotherapy treatment plan.

Telehealth

STC has adapted to the COVID-19 crisis:

For those that do not need hands-on treatment or are in the vulnerable person category, we are now offering online physiotherapy and online classes, which are claimable via your health fund rebates.

We are still offering face to face physiotherapy services for those with significant musculoskeletal pain or post-surgical rehabilitation, this may change if the crisis escalates.

Exercise Classes

We are offering several classes online including Pilates and Mums & Bubs post/antenatal rehabilitation. We’re able to facilitate varied online classes, so if you’re more comfortable with conducting your rehab from home, let us know and we’ll arrange to have you dialled in online to a class.

Book your appointment online or get in touch the old fashioned way

Online bookings only take a few minutes to complete. Or phone to speak with our friendly team.
We accept all health funds and insurance claim referrals, such as motor vehicle accident (MVA), work injury, and EPC (Enhanced Primary Care).
SportsTec Clinic
Your Personal Performance & Rehabilitation Team
SportsTec Clinic
Phone: (02) 6156 1308
Fax: (02) 6156 2254
Copyright © 2022 SportsTec Clinic
Website by MAAD Creative
crossmenuarrow-down