4th Summer DanceFit Festival (23 to 27 June 2015)

Dance Injuries (Talk 1), a talk as part of 4th Summer DanceFit Festival By Dr Jason Chia, Head of Sports Medicine & Surgery Clinic (Tan Tock Seng Hospital) (Wellness Presentation)

TALK: Prevention and Management of Dance Injuries

A good command of dance movements and requirements not only hastens diagnosis, it also allows for a more graduated return to dance, so that the dancer may maintain his/her technical expertise without incurring the risk of re-injury. As dancers hone their craft, it is equally important for them to know their body, know the impact their movements have on their bodies, and finally know how to prevent and manage dance-related injuries.


Dr. Chia Kok Kiong, Jason

Dr Jason Chia graduated from the National University of Singapore (1998) and obtained his post-graduate specialist degree, Masters of Sports Medicine from Australia (2002). He has worked as Assistant Director in Singapore Sports Council (Sports Medicine and Research Center) as well as a Consultant Sports Physician in Changi General Hospital and is currently head of the Sports Medicine and Surgery Clinic in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

As a Consultant Sports Physician, he was involved with sports injury management, fitness testing and exercise prescription, weight management, and extracorporeal shockwave therapy as well as gait analysis. He has also been involved in the writing and publication of a handbook for exercise prescription for general practitioners (Prescribing Exercise: A Handbook for Medical Practitioners) and has served as the President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary of the Sports Medicine Association of and the Secretary of the Sports Medicine Special Interest Group.

Dr Chia’s areas of clinical research include ESWT (extracorporeal shockwave therapy) as well as biomechanical research. He has been the Medical Director for sports events including the OSIM triathlon, the Aviva Ironman and the HSBC wakeboarding championship as well as the sports medicine advisor to the medical committee for the inaugural Asian Youth Games and Youth Olympics Games .Currently, Dr Chia is a member of the Singapore National Olympic Council Olympic Medical Committee.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital is one of Singapore’s largest multi-disciplinary hospitals with 170 years of pioneering medical care and development. The hospital has 40 clinical and allied health departments, 16 specialist centres and is powered by more than 7,000 healthcare staff. TTSH sees over 2,000 patients at its specialist clinics and some 460 patients at its emergency department every day. TTSH is part of the National Healthcare Group, providing holistic and integrated patient care.

With a strong quality culture steeped in patient safety, TTSH constantly challenges itself to provide faster, better, cheaper and safer care for patients. To achieve this, the hospital keeps abreast and believes in investing in its staff, facilities, medical technology and system improvements.

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Tue Jun 23, 2015
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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28 Aliwal Street Singapore
Nearest MRT station: Nicoll Highway. Other nearby MRT stations: Bugis & Lavender
Odyssey Dance Theatre Ltd (Singapore)