Debra is an Australian-trained manipulative physiotherapist with many years of experience in dance education and the assessment and treatment of dance related injuries. She has a private practice in Sydney, lectures at both secondary and tertiary levels and has presented papers at numerous conferences. Debra was the convenor of the Safe Dance sub-committee for Ausdance NSW.
Safe Dance reports volumes 1, 2 and 3 contain research into the areas of injury prevention and management, body therapies, rehearsal and management practices.
This report documents the recurrence of injury in Australia professional dancers. It follows the work of Tony Geeves which began 10 years earlier.