Performing Arts and Dance Medicine
“Enhancing the Ability to
Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is the premier physical therapy clinic located in Portage and Kalamazoo providing a number of specialty services unique to Southwest Michigan. Our clinical staff has over 125 years of combined experience in working with individuals of all ages for their rehabilitation, injury prevention, training and performance needs.
Our physical therapy facility offers a unique quality of care for the dance and performing artist. We understand:
- The language of dance, theatre, gymnastics, music and skating to effectively work with the demands of each art form
- The need to keep performing
- The technique and terminology
- The specific footwear requirements
- The beginner to the professional
We are able to address the needs of the performing artist from the comprehensive evaluation from “head to toe” to the functionally based treatment plan. Our evidencebased program includes:
- Studio to stage training
- Manual therapy and osteopathic manipulation techniques
- Modalities for soft tissue preparation and pain management
- Taping techniques for postural retraining and support
- Custom foot orthotic evaluation
- On-site aquatic un-weighting therapy
- On-site Pilates Mat and Reformer Performing
Janis Montei, PT, OCS
Janis started dancing at the age of five and had over ten years of formal ballet training in Cecchetti method. She attended classes at the Kalamazoo Ballet Company and has served on the Board of Wellspring Dance Company for six years. As a 1980 graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Physical Therapy, Janis is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and has over 25 years of physical therapy experience, specializing in orthopedics, manual therapy, osteopathic manipulation and the full spectrum of sports medicine.
Nanci Ouellette, BFA, PTA
Nanci is a graduate of the Boston
Conservatory School of Music with a BFA
in dance. She was a professional dancer for
11 years in New York City and around the
world. She has performed in the Radio
City Music Hall’s Christmas show,
National tours of “Music Man”, and “42nd
Nanci graduated from Davenport Univ.
with an Associates in Allied Health as a
Physical Therapy Assistant. She specializes
in dance and sports rehab and has been
instructing a Pilates based method for several
years. She is currently working towards her Authentic Pilates Certification.
Will medical insurance cover this?
As this is as specialty program of our normal physical therapy services, there is no additional cost to the patient aside from their normal insurance co-pay or deductible. We participate with most commercial insurances and would be happy to assist you with any benefit questions you may have.
How do I get started?
All that we need to get you started is a prescription from your primary care physician or specialist with an appropriate medical diagnosis.
To make an appointment or for more information about any of our physical therapy or specialty programs, please call Agility Physical Therapy & Sports Performance during normal business hours or contact us through our website.