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Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital enhances the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of dancers and dance companies.


U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranks NYU Langone among the top 10 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics, rheumatology, and rehabilitation.

Dancer On Pilates Machine

Experts at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries provide treatment for dance-related injuries and conditions.

Members of our comprehensive medical team—physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and acupuncturists—are actively involved in research and education into dance-related injuries and are dedicated to providing dancers with the following services:

Resources for Dancers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We’ve updated our Financial Assistance page with resources for dancers during the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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As part of Sports Health at NYU Langone, we provide complete care that meets your medical, rehabilitation, and performance needs.

We accept many types of health insurance. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. No professional dancer or pre-professional dance student is turned away due to an inability to pay.

Contact Us and Stay in Touch

To schedule an in-office appointment or a video visit, please call 212-598-6054. For more information about our services, you can call 212-598-6054 or email Harkness@NYULangone.org. Appointments for our Dance Clinic, physical therapy, and injury prevention assessments must be made by phone.

You can also sign up to receive our e-newsletter, In Contact, as well as announcements about our clinical, educational, and research events, programs, and services for the dance and healthcare communities.

Also, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Research and Education

We are leaders in dance medicine research. We also offer online and live continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education unit (CEU) certificate courses. Launched in 2020, the Harkness Center’s Postgraduate Performing Arts Physical Therapy Fellowship Program has achieved full accreditation with the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Dance Medicine Specialist Holds Model of Bone

We offer live and online education courses for dance and healthcare professionals.

At the forefront of our educational programming is DanceMedU, an accredited online course series. We offer Principles of Dance Medicine: Clinical Management of the Dancer Patient for healthcare professionals and the dance community.

In addition, our live education courses for healthcare and dance professionals provide evidence-based research findings, explore dance medicine as a potential career path, and provide education on injury prevention and dancer wellness.

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