Dance Medicine with Daria & Carina – 457

What is Dance Medicine?

Dance Medicine is an emerging setting for Athletic Trainers.  Some of the best people to work in Dance Medicine are dancers turned medical professionals.  Daria and Carina fit the bill here.

  Daria Olier; Dance Medicine

About Daria:

Daria is an AT/PT who specializes in dance medicine. She is currently an assistant director, choreographer, and performer in the professional company Lady Grey’s Lovelies.

She works at Foundations Physical Therapy in northern New Jersey

About Carina:

Carina Nasrallah is a dancer who loves Sports Medicine.  She is currently the Athletic Trainer for the Houston Ballet through Houston Methodist.

Things I learned:

1st position
Toe grabbing means a lack of balance
Hypermobilty causes difficulty in assessing
Toe- out is a normal position for dancers and some of the rehab should be done like that
They tend to be hamstring dominant and have trouble activating their glutes

In the secondary setting we are often responsible for the healthcare of our Drill / Dance teams as well.

I personally am not a dancer or into watching dance so completely understanding the sport and demands is outside of what is normal for me.


Contact Daria Oller

Contact Carina Nasrallah

Show Notes

ACL Rehab Update with Ryan Collins – Lecture – 151

We are broadcasting live and interviewing the speakers of the Memorial Hermann's Sports Medicine Update.  Some of the recordings pick up noise, but this is a live event.

I will release the lecture and then the interview.  Through the course of the summer the podcasts will be shorter, more frequent, and a lot more raw (less editing).

All the lectures and handouts have been uploaded and are now available on Google Drive.  Go to and sign-in using the following:


Password:  sportsmed


Once the school year resumes we will return to our regular format.

Thanks to @rrmarley   @UofHMAT   @DYoung_ATC  @DozalJazmin Bill Hale, Ryan Collins and several others for the contributions.

Also be sure you are signed up for the SMB Email List as there will be codes and prizes given out from that list for our partnership with


Core Exercises with Ryan Collins – 89

Bob Marley allowed us to record and interview the guests of the Memorial Hermann 13th Annual Sports Medicine Update.  In the course of two days we conducted about 24 interviews, streamed live for about 16 hours, and had a lot of help from Dr. Josh Yellen, Dr. Mark Knoblauch, Bill Hale, former student / future Athletic Trainer Jazmin Dozal, and current SAT Sarah Avina.

89 – Advancing Concepts of Core Exercises with Ryan Collins

Link to the Google drive folder containing Ryan's presentation

Here is our interview with Ryan Collins, Physical Therapist for Memorial Hermann.  Since this recording comes from a live conference, some elements are lost due to lack of visual props and some crowd noise can be heard.  The stellar content more than makes up for the difference in sound quality.

Masters of Athletic Training at U of H