Dance osteopath scoops national award

Osteopath Karolin Krell and the team from the London Contemporary Dance School has for the second year running, scooped the ‘Dance healthcare team award’ at the One Dance UK Awards. The award recognised their outstanding work as a multidisciplinary physical support team. 

The One Dance UK Awards 2019, which celebrates achievement in dance across the UK, took place at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester on November 9.

Alongside Karolin, this pre-professional LCDS physical support team included Kim Hutt, Stephaine De’Ath, and Natasha Goldstein-Opasiak. The win displays the significant impact osteopaths can make to an elite multidisciplinary team.

The One Dance UK Award is given to the team that has shown: “Exceptional interdisciplinary collaboration to ensure the dancers they support are as fit for training and/or performance as they can be…They have demonstrated how they come together to identify and deliver effective treatment, rehabilitation and training programmes for the dancers they are supporting”

Karolin says of the award: “This win highlights that osteopaths can work as a part of a multidisciplinary physical support team and can complement, with results, team-driven treatment.”

Karolin was also nominated for the Dance Healthcare Practitioner Award, which she received last year. Alongside her work with dancers, Karolin had a very busy year supporting the German national rowing team at the world championships and has also been busy with the German Triathlon National Team.

Read the Osteopathy Today interview with Karolin from February 2019 here.