Danna Epstein Marcus
BHSc, MScPT, Dip.Manip.PT
Registered Physiotherapist, Focus in Dancer Care
Danna received her Honors Specialization in Health Sciences Bachelors Degree from Western University and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University. She continued her Physiotherapy education by completing her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy. To complement her manual therapy skills, she has also completed training in Acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. In addition to her clinical practice, Danna is a facilitator in the University of Toronto Physiotherapy program.
Danna has formal training in music and dance including ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, and tap. She has extensive training in dance rehabilitation in areas including pre-season and pre-pointe assessments, assessment and treatment
of dance injuries and hypermobility disorders, establishing safe warm up and stretching routines, dance specific exercise rehabilitation including core stability, strategies to improve turn out, arabesque, développé and other
dance specific techniques. She is a member of Healthy Dancer Canada. She has treated dancers attending York University, Ryerson University, and Centennial College dance programs as well as dancers across multiple studios around the Toronto region.
Since becoming a mother, Danna has developed a keen interest in Women’s Health. She has completed training to become Certified in Postnatal Fitness through the Postnatal Fitness Specialist Academy. She enjoys educating women about prenatal and postnatal conditions including pelvic/low back pain, diastasis rectus, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and providing external pelvic treatment and strategies for a safe return to daily activity and exercise.
Danna combines her manual therapy skills with exercise prescription, acupuncture, taping, and client education in order to help her clients achieve their personal goals.