Get to the Pointe — hypermobile
Pointe Shoe Fitting Kathryn Morgan!
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It finally happened: Josephine Lee fits Kathryn Morgan for pointe shoes. After 22 years, Kathryn Morgan has finally found a pointe shoe that fits her! Between multiple sprains on her right ankle, hyperextended knees, a disappearing heel, and trying tons of different types of pointe shoes - Kathryn has finally found the perfect fit. Josephine began with a bare foot analysis and took a look at Kathryn's current pointe shoe. After hearing Kathryn's concerns and struggles, Josephine selected 1 out of the 3 pairs she had pulled for Kathryn - and it fit! "That's the misconception a lot of people...
Kathryn Morgan's Pointe Shoe Hack!
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It's the collab we've all been waiting for! After years of IG DM's and a worldwide pandemic, Josephine Lee & Kathryn Morgan finally meet! In this video, Kathryn shares some of her pointe shoe hacks, and ballet experiences in general. It's always so interesting to see the little tweaks that professional dancers make to their shoes, and how these tricks get passed on from dancer to dancer. Note that this video was filmed before Josephine got to fit Kathryn, so these are hacks that Kathryn has been using in her shoes for some time. Will she need these tips and...
Pointe Shoe Fitting for Hypermobility
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Being hypermobile and double jointed are NOT the same thing! This week, Josephine fit Shea Hancock, a freshman dance major at USC Kaufman who is suuuper bendy! Shea mentioned that growing up, people thought she was just double jointed, but in reality, her hypermobility can be assessed & treated. While these hyperextended lines are often highly sought-after in the ballet world, it can be dangerous and shorten a dancer's career if not taken care of properly. When fitting people with joints like this, Josephine's number one priority is safety through proper alignment & stability. Having this much range of motion means...