Training Champions in Dance & in Life

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Partnership

Richens/Timm Academy of Irish Dance is proud to partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine.  Through this partnership, Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine provides many services to our dancers including:

  • Weekly injury checks with a certified Athletic Trainer
  • Injury Prevention programs
  • Priority scheduling for injured dancers
  • Strength and conditioning resources

For any Richens/Timm dancer who may have an injury, please speak to a teacher about seeing our athletic trainer, Eric Leighton, who visits the Dublin studio Thursday evenings. Over the past several years, Eric has been instrumental in keeping our dancers healthy.  He is a vital resource in guiding injured dancers to a course of treatment, including when necessary, arranging for next day appointments with a sports medicine or orthopedic physician.  Eric has personally treated several of our dancers in Functional Rehabilitation sessions and is able to tailor treatment to the unique form of Irish dance. Our partnership with Nationwide Children’s Sports Medicine continues to be a wonderful benefit to Richens/Timm.