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Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center

Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center

“Because I love dancers, it is especially important to know that these beautiful athletes have a place like the Dance Medicine Center to keep them healthy so they can continue to provide joy to audiences.”- Glorya Kaufman

The Cedars-Sinai/USC Glorya Kaufman Dance Medicine Center is dedicated to educating professional, student and amateur dancers on how to prevent and minimize dance-related injuries. An innovative partnership between Cedars-Sinai and the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, the center is led by Glenn Pfeffer, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Foot and Ankle Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center and Margo Apostolos, PhD, Associate Professor of Dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance…

The Center offers specialized therapies for injured dancers at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center. The goal of treatment is to rapidly return patients to their prior level of activity with no permanent limitation. The center emphasizes an educational approach, with physicians taking the time to fully explain to each patient the steps he or she must take to make a full recovery and avoid future injury along with taking full advantage of Cedars-Sinai’s diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative resources.