Listening Time — 22:49
In this episode, a physical therapist takes us behind the curtain of epic Las Vegas stage shows like Cirque du Soleil, sharing the challenges and the thrills of treating such a diverse group of athletic performers. She also provides advice for the parents of aspiring dancers and acrobats.
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Andrea Avruskin, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, CWP, CCWC, is Clinical Director at Pima Medical Institute Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She specializes in sports and performing arts therapy. She has provided physical therapy on the Las Vegas sets of shows such as Cirque du Soleil's "O" and "Mystere," Disney's "The Lion King," and "Le Reve"; for national tours of "So You Think You Can Dance," and Kellog's "Tour of Olympic Champions"; and national tours of "Memphis," "Anything Goes", "Book of Mormon", "Sister Act" and "Newsies" at Las Vegas' Smith Center for the Performing Arts.