HSS Physicians Travel to Cuba to Keep Dancers in Step
Recently, Physiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Manejías and Dr. Kathleen Davenport, HSS fellow, traveled to Havana, Cuba with a group from the Performing Arts Medical Association for a research symposium on addressing artists’ health. During their trip, Drs. Manejías and Davenport had the opportunity to work with dancers, including from the National Ballet of Cuba, and musicians. They were able to provide expertise and exchange ideas on how to maximize artists’ health. Hear Drs. Manejías and Davenport discuss their experience in the below video.
Dr. Elizabeth Manejías is a physiatrist and acupuncturist at Hospital for Special Surgery. Professionally trained in ballet, Dr. Manejías is active in the performing arts community and provides educational lectures to dance programs on injuries and medical problems common in the female athlete. She treats dancers from Broadway to professional ballet.
Dr. Kathleen Davenport completed her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, where she won the Outstanding Resident Research Award. She is currently a Physiatry Fellow in Sports and Spine Medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery.