Current Podcasts in Dance Medicine and Science

Author: IADMS Student Committee

Wherever you like to listen, podcasts are a great way to learn more about the world. Dance medicine podcasts are no exception and provide an opportunity to keep up with the ever changing advances in the field. Whether you are a dancer hoping to apply dance science to your own dancing, a medical professional wanting to hear the latest advances in the field, or a student wanting to learn more about the science behind dance, there are so many options out there to try. Find out what other students are listening to with 5 of our favorite dance medicine and science podcasts covering a variety of topics including physical therapy, medicine, nutrition, research, and much more. See what each podcast is about and why we like to listen. 


DanceWell Podcast by Ellie Kusner and Marissa Schaeffer 

DanceWell Podcast is dedicated to exploring 360-degrees of health and wellness for dancers. DanceWell is centered around the belief that health and wellness is not just about physical well-being, but encompasses the whole self. This podcast posts bi-monthly episodes in which they talk with all sorts of practitioners including dietitians, body-workers, medical doctors, athletic trainers, physical therapists, conditioning experts, psychologists and more.

What We Like Best: DanceWell provides reliable medical information in a digestible format for both dancers and practitioners alike!

Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Player FM


Bendy Bodies with the Hypermobility MD by Linda Bluestein, MD and Jennifer Milner

Bendy Bodies focuses on all topics centered around how an individual's health and performance may be influenced by hypermobility. The co-hosts, Linda Bluestein and Jennifer Milner, discuss a wide range of topics ranging from managing fatigue to navigating pregnancy while managing hypermobility. Listeners have referred to the podcast as a “light in the dark” when it comes to navigating a resource for managing different hypermobility syndromes. 

What We Like Best: The majority of Bendy Bodies’ episodes highlight conversations with specialists who have a diverse area of expertise!

Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, PlayerFM, and Anchor


The Dance Docs by Kat Bower, PT  

Sparked by questions from the treatment table and a love for helping dancers better understand their bodies, host Dr. Kat Bower sits down with professionals from the dance medicine community to tackle your questions. Whether you are a health-conscious dancer, a teacher, a dance medicine professional, or anyone in between, the Dance Docs want to inspire, educate and fuel your dance journey.

What We Like Best: This podcast offers an exciting and informative avenue for you to learn about important dance medicine topics to apply to your training!

Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Google Podcasts, Spotify


SciDance by Jasmine Cook 

An evidence-based, research informed podcast presenting dance science discussions with global industry leaders.

What We Like Best: Jazzy offers thought provoking discussions regarding current topics in dance medicine and science all with a fun twist!

Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, RadioPublic


Nutrition for Dancers with The Dance Nutritionist by Rachel Fine 

Rachel Fine, the nutritionist for dancers, unravels the myths and clarifies the data using an evidence-based approach. Enjoy Rachel's bits-and-bites as she provides easily digestible (pun intended!) advice for a sustainable dance career. Dance nutrition involves nutrient-dense food choices, meal plans, and balanced recipes. Dance nutrition also plays a role in a dancer’s emotional and mental well-being. With an endless supply of nutrition information, it is difficult to decipher between healthy habits and unsustainable disordered eating behaviors.

What We Like Best: This podcast offers simple, practical ways to reach your nutrition goals through dietitian tips, stories, and usable resources, all within a body positive message!

Where to Listen: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify 


Happy Listening!

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