Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Langone Medical Center

What we offer

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries specializes in injury prevention and treatment for all levels of dancers. We are a team of medical doctors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and researchers who work with professional, pre-professional, and recreational dancers of all disciplines. Our physical therapists utilize manual techniques, neuromuscular retraining, and individualized guidance for improving strength, flexibility, and conditioning as needed to treat our patients from a biopsychosocial perspective.

Non-dancers may contact Dr. Plumer-Holzman directly at sarah.plumer-holzman@nyulangone.org to inquire about making an appointment. 

Staff Profiles

  • "Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist"

    Dr. Plumer-Holzman holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington and is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the APTA. After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle, she completed a 1-year orthopedic residency with New York University at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries in 2016. She has additional training in posture, gait, manual therapy, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation through the Institue of Physical Arts and biomechanics of the hip and pelvis with Dr. Alison Grimaldi. She is an alumna of the North Carolina School of the Arts with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts in contemporary dance. Dr. Plumer-Holzman has been a dedicated yoga practitioner and teacher for more than 20 years. She was awarded authorization level-II from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 2002 to teach traditional Astanga yoga. She has taught anatomy and kinesiology for yoga teachers since 2006.

    University Qualifications:
    OCS - orthopedic clinical specialistSpecialization in Dance Medicine - Residency at Harkness Center for Dance Medicine, NYCDPT - University of Washington in SeattleBachelors in Fine Arts, contemporary dance - University of North Carolina School of the Arts Authorized Level II Ashtanga Yoga teacher
    Years of Clinical Practice:
    5 years
    Attendance at a course conducted by Dr Alison Grimaldi:
    Online and practical



    Functional Movement Assessment

    Gait Analysis

    Hands on Techniques


    Rehabilitation Programs



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