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Journal of Dance Medicine & Science

Gigi Berardi
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June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Ruth Solomon, John Solomon
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June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Paula Thomson, S Victoria Jaque
The combination of shame, anxiety, and a history of childhood maltreatment can have devastating effects on self-esteem and on the morbidity and mortality of an individual. Shame is a natural emotion evoked in social evaluative settings. Without some degree of shame, goal attainment is less likely. However, high levels of shame may increase pathology and decrease performance. In this crosssectional study, pre-professional and professional dancers were divided into two shame groupings: low (N = 193) and high (N = 25)...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Roisin Cahalan, Norma Bargary, Kieran O'Sullivan
Dance is an extremely popular activity among adolescents and has a range of associated physical and psychological health benefits. However, pain and injury in young elite dancers is pervasive, and the underlying risk factors are poorly understood. This study investigated the incidence of pain and injury in elite adolescent Irish dancers and examined a range of potentially associated biopsychosocial risk factors. Thirty-seven championship level Irish dancers completed baseline questionnaires recording any episode of pain or injury over the previous 12 months...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Hunter D Perala, Margaret A Wilson, Boyi Dai
Footwear in dance has been studied for support and cushioning, but little research has been conducted on free moments, which may result from high frictional coefficients. Conversely, insufficient friction between shoes and floors may increase the risk of falls and compromise dance performance. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of different types of footwear with different coefficients of friction on peak and average free moments during a rotational movement in country swing dance. Fifteen country swing dancers completed a rotational movement under four footwear conditions: barefoot, rubber-bottom boots, leather-bottom boots, and running shoes...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Susan Kinney, Tara McCrystal, Michael Owen, Andrea Stracciolini, William P Meehan Iii
In studies of major dance companies that employ mostly adult dancers, measuring the effect of comprehensive medical management that includes daily on-site physical therapy has shown a decrease in the incidence of dance injuries, days missed from dance, injury-related costs, and Workers Compensation claims. As no comparable data have been collected with regard to youth and adolescent dancers, we sought to assess the effect of physical therapist involvement in the care of injuries sustained by young dancers on the incidence and amount of time missed from dancing...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Jatin P Ambegaonkar, Shane V Caswell, Nelson Cortes
Dancers, similar to other athletes, often perform vertical and horizontal jumps. Lower extremity (LE) work, power, and balance are important in performing these movements. However, whether these qualities are inter-related in dancers remains unclear. Our purposes were to examine if 1. LE horizontal work, vertical power, and balance were inter-related, and 2. LE horizontal work and vertical power would predict balance in female collegiate dancers. Sixty-one collegiate female dancers (18.3 ± 0.7 years; 164.7 ± 7...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Shruti Prabhakaran Nair, Shruti Kotian, Claire Hiller, Rajani Mullerpatan
Classical Indian dance has earned recognition across the globe; however, the health of dancers who are carrying forth this heritage has not received due attention. Therefore, this study aimed to explore musculoskeletal pain and injury prevailing among Indian dancers in Mumbai and Mangalore. A secondary aim was to compare pain tolerance levels between dancers and non-dancers. Fifty-one dancers trained in different traditional Indian and Western dance forms and 164 recreational dancers were recruited as participants...
June 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Sarah J Kenny, Luz Palacios-Derflingher, Oluwatoyosi B A Owoeye, Jackie L Whittaker, Carolyn A Emery
Critical appraisal of research investigating risk factors for musculoskeletal injury in dancers suggests high quality reliability studies are lacking. The purpose of this study was to determine between-day reliability of pre-participation screening (PPS) components in pre-professional ballet and contemporary dancers. Thirty-eight dancers (35 female, 3 male; median age; 18 years; range: 11 to 30 years) participated. Screening components (Athletic Coping Skills Inventory-28, body mass index, percent total body fat, total bone mineral density, Foot Posture Index-6, hip and ankle range of motion, three lumbopelvic control tasks, unipedal dynamic balance, and the Y-Balance Test) were conducted one week apart...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Derrick D Brown
Vegetarianism provides a catchall term for a variety of diets that exclude the consumption of some or all animal products. Contrary to popular claims, appropriately designed and managed vegetarian diets contain foods nutritionally sufficient for health, well-being, and physical performance. Vegetarian dancers can meet their protein needs from primarily or exclusively (vegan) plant-based sources when a variety of these foods are consumed daily and energy intake is adequate. However, the quality and timing of dietary intake is of key importance to meet the physical demands typical of high intensity, intermittent types of dance styles...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Amit Abraham, Ayelet Dunsky, Madeleine E Hackney, Ruth Dickstein
Elevé is a fundamental dance movement practiced routinely by dance students and serving as an integral component of screening in dance. It consists of ankle plantar flexion (PF) movement and is considered to be a frequent cause of foot and ankle injuries among dancers, with adolescent female dance students being at greatest risk for such injuries. Therefore, gaining additional knowledge regarding elevé functional range of motion (ROM) and inter-leg weightbearing distribution (WBD) properties among adolescent dance students is warranted for pedagogic, screening, injury prevention, and rehabilitation purposes...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
A B M Boni Rietveld, F M T Hagemans, S Haitjema, T Vissers, R G H H Nelissen
Dancing on pointe and relevé requires extreme plantar flexion of the talo-crural joint. Hence, these positions may lead to posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS). PAIS often coincides with flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy (FHL tendinopathy, or "dancers' tendinitis"). Both injuries can appear in isolation as well. The goal of this review is to evaluate the results and the available levels of evidence of conservative and operative treatment (both open and endoscopic) of PAIS and FHL tendinopathy in dancers...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
A B M Boni Rietveld, F M T Hagemans
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS) is a painful, usually limited plantar flexion of the ankle joint due to soft tissue impingement or a bony impediment often coinciding with tendinopathy of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL) behind the medial malleolus. In persistent complaints, the bony impediment is removed, the tunnel of the FHL tendon is released, or a combination of both procedures has traditionally been performed by open surgery. In 2000, an endoscopic surgical technique for PAIS and FHL tendinopathy was introduced...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
A B M Boni Rietveld, S Haitjema
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (PAIS), the result of posterolateral soft tissue or bony impingement of the ankle, and tendinopathy of the flexor hallucis longus (FHL tendinopathy) in the ankle are common in dancers. If conservative treatment of these conditions fails to produce adequate results, surgical intervention might be necessary. However, outcomes of treatment by open surgery for these diagnoses have been described only in small series of dancers. For this study, data were extracted from clinical files and operative reports of an orthopaedic surgery clinic specialized in dance medicine...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Ruth Solomon, John Solomon
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December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Ruth L Chimenti, Linda R Van Dillen, Lynnette Khoo-Summers
Low back pain (LBP) can be detrimental to the career of a circus arts performer, yet there is minimal population-specific literature to guide care. Moreover, reluctance to discontinue training and the need to resume end-range lumbar motion can impede the success of conservative care. The purpose of this case report is to describe the use of a patient-specific outcome measure and a movement classification system to structure a home exercise program (HEP) for an adolescent training to be a circus performer. The patient was a 16-year-old female with a 10-month history of LBP...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Mariana Teixeira da Silva, Helena Thofehrn Lessa, Suzete Chiviacowsky
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of instructions promoting an external versus internal focus of attention on the learning of a specific balance task, the pirouette en dehors (from fourth position), in 10-year-old novice ballet students. In addition, we sought to gain insight into learners' motivation and subjective learning experience as a function of different focus conditions. Thirty-eight children were randomly assigned to one of two groups. In the external focus (EF) group, participants were asked to focus on a spotting point on the wall in front of them for as long as possible...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Christine Lohr, Tobias Schmidt
Turnout in classical dance refers to the external rotation of the lower extremities so that the longitudinal axes of the feet form an angle of up to 180°. To what extent a myofascial manipulation (myofascial release, MFR) could enhance this external rotation is as yet unknown. In this pilot study, 16 students of dance and 3 dance instructors were randomly assigned to an intervention group (IG; N = 10) and a group of controls (CG; N = 9). Isolated external hip rotation (EHR) and functional turnout (TO) were evaluated three times (pre-, post-, and follow-up measurement) using a plurimeter and Functional Footprints® rotation discs...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Emily Junck, Megan Richardson, Faye Dilgen, Marijeanne Liederbach
An injury that causes a dancer to take time away from training or performance can be career ending, and thus it is important for dancers to have accurate expectations when considering treatment options. Thus far, few studies have reported functional outcomes after injury in dancers, which may be different than for the general athletic population. Therefore, our study sought to determine functional outcomes in dancers after operative and non-operative treatment for common dance injuries. Our outcome measures included a subjective assessment of the degree to which a dancer had returned to his or her previous level of dance, the SF-12 survey, and the WHO functional outcome scale modified for dance...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
Michelle Costa de Mello, Arthur de Sá Ferreira, Lilian Ramiro Felicio
Classical ballet involves the performance of complex movements that require high-level motor skills and good postural control. This study explored postural sway in passé en demi-pointe position in dancers and compared single-leg standing sway (with and without visual restriction) between dancers and non-dancers. Fourteen professional dancers and 14 sex- and age-matched volunteers who were not ballet dancers participated in the study. Participants stood on a force plate on the dominant leg in the following positions: 1...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
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