Sunday, 30 December 2012

Justin Howse 1929-2012

I am sad to hear that Justin Howse, co-founder of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, founder of the Remedial Dance Clinic in London, Orthopaedic Surgeon and consultant to numerous British dance companies and sporting institutions including the Royal Academy of Dance and English National Ballet, has passed away at the age of 83.

Mr Howse played a pivotal role in the development of performing arts medicine; his research brought recognition to the need for a medical understanding of issues facing dancers and his work has greatly improved health, injury prevention and rehabilitation of performing arts professionals around the world.

In 2010 Justin was awarded the IADMS Lifetime Service Award. Both the dance world and the medical profession have lost a true pioneer; he will be sorely missed.

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