The Poler’s Shoulder: Anatomy, Common Injuries and Injury Prevention Workshop

with Dr. Anna Rybalko

Sunday February 11, 2024

5 – 6:30 pm


Join us in person at the Candy Shop Studio at 991 Matheson Blvd East Miss ON (inside Fitness Nation) or via Zoom

Please select if you will join us in person or via zoom

1.Shoulder anatomy

-interactive portion: exercises to feel the planes of movement; exercises to feel certain groups of muscles

2.Physiology on injuries

-mechanisms of injury 

-mechanisms of why and how they occur in pole dance and sport

3.Common shoulder injuries

-prognosis and complications

4.How to prevent shoulder injuries

-Interactive: 4-5 exercises; or 1-2 exercises per injury

5. Time for live questions


Dr. Anna Rybalko

D.C., Bfa, NBS TTP (Dip)

Dr. Anna Rybalko is a chiropractor, dancer and dance educator. Her dance journey began with classical ballet training which ignited her love for dance. For almost a decade she performed with a dance entertainment company in the GTA and in the more recent years began her pole dance training. Dr.Anna began teaching dance in high school which led her to pursue a Bfa in dance from York University and a Teaching Diploma from Canada’s National Ballet School. She taught for 15 years in dance studios around the GTA working with dancers of all ages. Her interest in functional dance technique and anatomy has inspired her to go on completing the doctor of chiropractic degree at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Dr.Anna is passionate about serving the dance and movement community through chiropractic care, advocating for injury prevention and education on safe and functional training.