Welcome to Authentic Ballet Physiotherapy and Mental Health Care for Dancers
Welcome to Authentic Ballet Physiotherapy and Mental Health Care for Dancers

Ewa Sivertsen Special Physiotherapist Dance Rehabilitation, Psychomotor Physiotherapy, Dance-and Movement Therapy, Somatocognitive Physiotherapy

Authentic Ballet

Norway and worldwide

  • Dancers, dance students and dance teachers are involved in a life style and career which can often lead to pressures resulting in physical and mental problems.
  • Professional dancers working in physically and emotionally demanding environments need support and guide dance through the range of components of Dancer Wellness, so they can develop better mental and physical strategies for resolving their problems.
  • As a former dancer, who became Physiotherapist, I believe I can help dancers with setting goals to make specific changes, I can offer them treatment based on a holistic approach with an understanding of their particular needs.


About Ewa Sivertsen


About Ewa Sivertsen, Special Physiotherapist Dance

 I have been a physiotherapist since 2012. I’m a Registered Member of the Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel and abide by their code for ethical practice.

 I started ballet classes at the age of 15 in Szczecin/Poland. At 19 I joined the Capitol Ballet School in Wroclaw/Poland. After 3 years, I moved to Norway to study dance teaching at the Norwegian Academy of Dance and the University of Stavanger.

During my dance and teaching studies I obtained my performance experience at the Rogaland Theatre, and was a dance teacher at several local schools of culture. Because of my own experience with dancing ballet, performing and teaching I am able to bring a genuine understanding of the unique demands that are placed on dancers into my physiotherapy practice.

 I’m a specialist in Somatocognitive Physiotherapy, Psychomotor Physiotherapy and Dance-and Movement Therapy and am qualified to support and treat physical problems rooted in psychological conflicts.

My holistic approach to the dancers lived life, with a special focus on mental health makes it possible to create a new dialog together with a patient to bring about new ways of thinking and behaving. 


Training, Qualifications & Experience

·    Diploma in 1 year of Bachelor in Dance and Pedagogy at the Norwegian Academy of Dance in Oslo/Norway

·    Diploma in 1 year of Bachelor in Dance Teaching at the University of Stavanger/Norway

·    Certificate in Physiotherapy and Somatocognitive Physiotherapy (Oslo Metropolitan University)

·    Certificate in Psychomotor Physiotherapy (Oslo Metropolitan University)

·    Diploma in Dance-and Movement Therapy (University of South Eastern Norway)

·    Physiotherapist at the Lovisenberg Hospital in Oslo/Norway, medical, orthopedic/surgery and psychiatric section

·    Special Physiotherapist at the Telemark Hospital in Porsgrunn&Skien/Norway, psychiatric section

·    In addition to my private practice I have taught dance students at both Skien High School and Thor Heyerdahl High School in Norway and have instructed local groups of therapeutic movement and fitness in Oslo and the area of Skien/Norway

I’m a healthcare practitioner for dancers at Dance Art in Grenland/Norway

I Have Experience With the following areas of Physiotherapy And Psychiatry

For adolescents, adults, professionals, individual and groups

ACUTE INJURY
ANXIETY
BIPOLAR DISORDER
BALANCE TRAINING
COGNITIVE THERAPY
DEPRESSION
DANCE REHABILITATION
EATING DISORDERS
GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER
INJURY PREVENTION
LONG TERM INJURY
LOW SELF-CONFIDENCE
LOW SELF-ESTEEM
MOTIVATION
MINDFULLNESS
NOURISHMENT
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
PAIN
PANIC DISORDER
PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
PERSONALITY DISORDERS
PHYSICAL ABUSE
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
SELF-HARM
SEXUAL ABUSE
STRESS
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
TRAUMA
WORK-RELATED STRESS
WELLNESS ISSUES

Therapies offered

PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR DANCERS

DANCE REHABILITATION AND INJURY PREVENTION

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR DANCERS

SOMATOCOGNITIVE PHYSIOTHERAPY INDIVIDUAL AND IN GROUPS

PSYCHOMOTOR PHYSIOTHERAPY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

DANCE-AND MOVEMENT THERAPY INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS

BASIC COGNITIVE THERAPY TOOLS

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEW


My services

Authentic Ballet provides services for the Health of Dancers.

I offer consultations Face to Face, on Skype and Telephone/WhatsApp. These can be arranged weekly or monthly as required.
Face to face consultations lasts 60 min., 45 min., 30 min. Skype consultations lasts 45 min. Telephone consultations and WhatsApp lasts 30 min.

Face to Face Consultations:

Face to face consultations are available in the ballet studio in Skien and Siljan/Norway. Individual or for two persons.


Consultations on Skype:

Skype consultations are offered for the rest of Norway and world-wide. These consultations can be offered from a ballet studio or an office as required. Individual or two persons.


Telephone consultations:

Telephone consultations are also available for Norwegian residents or via WhatsApp for those outside Norway.



Fees



Fees for Physiotherapy and Counselling

Face to Face consultation:

individual: 60 min: 630 NOK 2 persons: 930 NOK


individual: 45 min: 550 NOK 2 persons: 850 NOK


individual: 30 min: 490 NOK 2 persons: 790 NOK


Skype consultation:

individual: 45 min: 550 NOK (65 US$)- (55 Euro) 2 persons: 850 NOK (100 US$)- (90 Euro)


Telephone consultation:

30 min: 290 NOK (35 US$)- (30 Euro)


Payment of fees are in cash or bank transfer for Norway or PayPal for other currencies.

Concessions are available for students or members of dance organizations. Proof is

required.

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Workshops/talks and lectures


I offer tailored- made workshops for dance schools and companies.


Examples of my workshops and lectures (90 min):

1. What is Dance-and Movement Therapy?

How to use dance and movement as recreation and a self-care tool in a professional dancers life.

Target audience: professional dancers, dance students, dance teachers.

2. Psychomotor movement group as relaxation and body-awareness approach. Target audience: professional dance company members, dance teacher teams, dance students team.

3. Mental health for dancers a psychomotor physiotherapists perspective. Common challenges, prevention, treatment and self-care. Target audience: professional dancers, dance students, dance teachers.

4. Dancer Wellness Plan. What this is and how to begin. Target audience: professional dancers, dance students, dance teachers.


I am a guest lecturer at the Skien videregående skole (Skien high school in Skien/Norway) and Thor Heyerdahl videregående skole (Thor Heyerdahl videregående skole in Larvik/Norway).




Contact me

Authentic Ballet Physiotherapy&Mental Health Care for Dancers

Email: ewasivertsen@gmail.com <mailto:ewasivertsen@gmail.com>
Telephone: +47 41285719

Practice Address: Blekebakkveien 1, 3725 Skien, Norway

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Approved physiotherapist based in Norway and registered by Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel
Certification Number: 007664966
Norway and worldwide
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