Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi, PT, DPT, OCS, CFMT

Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi is the Director of Therapy Services and the Health & Safety Advisor at Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation.   A licensed physical therapist for 22 years, Dr.  Ojofeitimi oversees the care of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s staff, pre—professional and professional dancers. She also serves as the on the executive board of Dance USA’s Taskforce on Dancer Health as the Screening Chair and as a reviewer for the Journal of Dance Medicine & Science. She has a passionate interest in connection between dysbiosis (gut dysfunction), mental health, sleep and injury.

 She has worked with several, and several Broadway & Off-Broadway shows including Wicked, Once On This Island, Avenue Q, The Book Of Mormon and Free Style Love Supreme.  

For ten years Dr, Ojofeitimi served as senior research associate at the Analysis of Dance and Movement (ADAM) Center, a biomechanics laboratory that conducted biomechanical and epidemiologic research to aid in the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in dancers.  The research resulted in the publication 17 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Sheyi Ojofeitimi received her Bachelors degree from Fordham University, Masters degree from West Virginia University and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. She is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT), and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS). Dr. Ojofeitimi  trained in fascial counterstrain, visceral mobilization, craniosacral therapy,  the thoracic ring approach by Linda Joy Lee, and integrative dry needling (IDN).  

Dr. Danelle Dickson, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Danelle Dickson, PT, DPT, OCS  is a licensed physical therapist, Performing Arts specialist, Orthopedic clinical specialist and owner at Performance Plus Physical Therapy.  She is also the creator of Dansebridge Online - a conditioning program for dancers, the host of the Dancing around Elephants Podcast, co-founder of a business mentorship for minority women: The Business Female Foundation, and co-founder of theDance Ready Project

  Dr. Danelle’s forty-two years in the dance world fueled her passion to work with dancers’ injuries. She combined her passion for dance with her skills in orthopedics to work with thousands of dancers and other athletes, at the pre-professional level and professional levels. She has worked with local DC dance companies, DC dance schools and notable companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II,  Little Dancer Theater, and CHICAGO!  

Dr. Danelle has used her 17  years experience in the field to help her patients, but also to give back.  She has lectured at Howard University, University of Maryland , University of Delaware, Marymount University  on dance medicine , injury assessment and treatment.  She has also presented on Dance Medicine, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)  and Physical Therapy think tanks (Graham Sessions)  at the national level - American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has also been featured on national publications (APTA Magazine) and international dance medicine conferences on her published dance research at International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS). Dr. Danelle’s expert topics include dancer injuries, injury prevention, patient advocacy and business mentorship for  women.  

Dr. Danelle lives in Maryland with her close friends and cats Ché and Fidel. When she is out of the clinic, you can find her traveling the world, and spending time with her family in Trinidad, England, and Australia. And of course, always finding time to dance!  

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