Physical Therapy for Dancers and Participants In The Dance of Life

Dedicated to Promoting Optimal Wellness for Dancers

About Maribeth Crupi

Maribeth has pursued specialized training in dance medicine for close to 20 years. Starting with a full dance medicine practicum through the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in NYC in 2006. Maribeth is an active member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and has been a past presenter. She also offers dance medicine lectures and workshops on a regular basis. Maribeth is a contributing author to Prevention of Injuries in the Young Dancer (2017).

As the parent of a multi-discipline dancer through the collegiate level, Maribeth spent over 20 years closely observing dance technique both in the studio and theater settings and understands implicitly the demands of dance at all levels of ability.

Maribeth's level of dance medicine knowledge and extensive repertoire of treatment techniques has been appreciated by the adolescent dancer through the consummate professional, including time spent screening and treating members of Boston Ballet and treating visiting dance companies in Boston theaters.

Maribeth appreciates dance from her background in the physics of human movement. This approach allows the dancer to achieve proper balance and weight shift using laws of gravity and principles of kinesiology to promote most efficient and proper use of muscles for dance. She believes it is most important to emphasize working within the healthy limits of one’s body to avoid injury and promote best artistry. Maribeth is emphatic that forcing turnout and working outside of one’s healthy physiological limits is not only unnecessary, but likely detrimental for success in dance.

Maribeth combines her respect for holistic based treatments (She is a Level II Reiki Practitioner) with a solid orthopedic foundation from which she draws her treatment approaches. Maribeth enjoys taking advantage of all Boston and New England has to offer. She currently enjoys ocean boating, golfing, long power walks, and Pilates workouts.

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) -
national and state chapters, Orthopedic, Private Practice and Sports Medicine Sections

International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) -
including participation in week long symposiums with dance medicine specialists from around the world site

New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute (NHMI) -
including participation in annual symosium and observation of selected current surgical procedures

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.”
~ Eartha Kitt