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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869527/impact-of-touring-performance-schedule-and-definitions-on-1-year-injury-rates-in-a-modern-dance-company
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Shaw Bronner, Lily Wood
There is ongoing debate about how to define injury in dance: the most encompassing one or a time-loss definition. We examined the relationship between touring, performance schedule and injury definition on injury rates in a professional modern dance company over one-year. In-house healthcare management tracked 35 dancers for work-related musculoskeletal injuries (WMSI), time-loss injuries (TLinj), complaints, and exposure. The year was divided into 6 segments to allow comparison of effects of performance, rehearsal, and touring...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855424/arts-brain-and-cognition
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Vida Demarin, Marina Roje Bedeković, Marijana Bosnar Puretić, Marija Bošnjak Pašić
Art is a product of human creativity; it is a superior skill that can be learned by study, practice and observation. Modern neuroscience and neuroimaging enable study of the processes during artistic performance. Creative people have less marked hemispheric dominance. It was found that the right hemisphere is specialized for metaphoric thinking, playfulness, solution finding and synthesizing, it is the center of visualization, imagination and conceptualization, but the left hemisphere is still needed for artistic work to achieve balance...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27700698/dance-practice-and-well-being-correlates-in-young-women
#3
Anna Muro, Natàlia Artero
Clinical research has shown the mental health benefits of dance practice. This has become a significant subject of inquiry in psychotherapeutic settings for the elderly and adolescents. However, the relationship between dance practice and correlates of psychological well-being, such as mindfulness and life satisfaction (LS)-two relevant indicators of mental health, has been explored relatively little in young women. The present study contrasted mindfulness and LS in young women (n = 81) who practiced dance regularly in three modern dance schools in the Province of Barcelona with a control group of non-practitioners (n = 120) studying at a university in Barcelona...
October 4, 2016: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661623/examining-standing-turnout-with-two-measurement-methods-during-dance-wellness-screening
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Lindsay E Harmon-Matthews, J Hope Davis-Coen, Mariah Nierman, Nienke W Willigenburg, Timothy E Hewett
This study describes trends in mean standing functional turnout angles measured on a floor protractor (FP) and the Functional Footprint(®) rotational instrument (RI) during routine clinical screens. Twenty-three professional ballet dancers, 26 collegiate modern students, and 46 ballet academy dancers participated in the study. All dancers demonstrated greater total turnout on the FP compared to the RI (p < 0.001), and the collegiate dancers had significantly smaller total turnout angles compared to both of the other groups (p < 0...
2016: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585843/radiation-risk-of-breast-screening-in-england-with-digital-mammography
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Lucy M Warren, David R Dance, Kenneth C Young
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the risks and benefits of breast screening in terms of number of deaths due to radiation-induced cancers and the number of lives saved due to modern screening in the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) in England. METHODS: A radiation risk model, patient dose data and data from national screening statistics were used to estimate the number of deaths due to radiation induced breast cancers in the NHSBSP in England. Dose and dose effectiveness factors (DDREFs) equal to one and two were assumed...
September 2, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441616/technique-as-a-consideration-in-modern-dance-injuries
#6
R L Solomon, L J Micheli
In brief: Modern dance encompasses many different techniques, each of which makes unique demands on the dancer's body. When these demands are amplified by the repetition required to learn and use any technique, overuse injuries sometimes result. To provide a data base for studying injuries in a significant sample of the modern dance community, we surveyed 164 modern dancers, who reported a total of 229 injuries over the past five years. Injury sites and frequency varied with the dance technique. For example, the rate of knee injuries was higher among dancers using the Graham technique than among those using the Horton technique (25% and 10...
August 1986: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403828/a-physiologic-profile-comparing-levels-and-styles-of-female-dancers
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R D Chmelar, B B Schultz, R O Ruhling, T A Shepherd, M F Zupan, S S Fitt
In brief: A physiologic profile comparing 39 female dancers was undertaken to better understand the factors distinguishing four levels and styles of dance: professional ballet (PB), professional modern, university ballet, and university modern. The PB dancers had significantly lower VO2 max values on the tread-mill as well as lower peak blood lactate levels following the Wingate test for anaerobic capacity than the other dancers. The PB dancers also had a significantly higher isokinetic hamstring-quadriceps ratio than the modern dancers...
July 1988: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27261991/dancer-perceptions-of-the-cognitive-social-emotional-and-physical-benefits-of-modern-styles-of-partnered-dancing
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Kimberley D Lakes, Shesha Marvin, Jessica Rowley, Malia San Nicolas, Sara Arastoo, Leo Viray, Amanda Orozco, Frances Jurnak
OBJECTIVE: To study dancers' perceptions of the physical, cognitive, affective, and social benefits of partnered dancing. METHOD: 225 dancers (71% female) were recruited through a community ballroom dance center and completed an online survey designed to measure their perceptions of the physical, cognitive, affective, and social benefits of modern, partnered dance styles (swing, Lindy Hop, and ballroom dancing). Subgroups were formed for analyses. For one set of analyses, groups based on length of dance participation were formed: experienced (dancing for more than 2 years) or novice (dancing for less than a year) dancers...
June 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27025448/differences-in-preseason-aerobic-fitness-screening-in-professional-and-pre-professional-modern-dancers
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Shaw Bronner, Emma Codman, Dana Hash-Campbell, Sheyi Ojofeitimi
The aerobic demands of today's dance repertoire warrant understanding of the current cardiorespiratory fitness of dancers. The purpose of this study was to compare aerobic fitness levels of professional and pre-professional modern dancers and determine change over time. A retrospective analysis of four groups, two professional, and two pre-professional, was conducted in preseason annual screens, occurring before the professional dancers' rehearsal period and the students' academic training. Resting (HRrest), peak (HRpeak), and recovery (HRrecov) heart rate, and blood pressure (BP) were compared in 577 dancers, using an accelerated 3-minute step test...
March 2016: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26988143/human-adaptation-and-population-differentiation-in-the-light-of-ancient-genomes
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Felix M Key, Qiaomei Fu, Frédéric Romagné, Michael Lachmann, Aida M Andrés
The influence of positive selection sweeps in human evolution is increasingly debated, although our ability to detect them is hampered by inherent uncertainties in the timing of past events. Ancient genomes provide snapshots of allele frequencies in the past and can help address this question. We combine modern and ancient genomic data in a simple statistic (DAnc) to time allele frequency changes, and investigate the role of drift and adaptation in population differentiation. Only 30% of the most strongly differentiated alleles between Africans and Eurasians changed in frequency during the colonization of Eurasia, but in Europe these alleles are enriched in genic and putatively functional alleles to an extent only compatible with local adaptation...
2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26925029/verbal-auditory-cueing-of-improvisational-dance-a-proposed-method-for-training-agency-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Glenna Batson, Christina E Hugenschmidt, Christina T Soriano
Dance is a non-pharmacological intervention that helps maintain functional independence and quality of life in people with Parkinson's disease (PPD). Results from controlled studies on group-delivered dance for people with mild-to-moderate stage Parkinson's have shown statistically and clinically significant improvements in gait, balance, and psychosocial factors. Tested interventions include non-partnered dance forms (ballet and modern dance) and partnered (tango). In all of these dance forms, specific movement patterns initially are learned through repetition and performed in time-to-music...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26889817/musculoskeletal-injury-in-professional-dancers-prevalence-and-associated-factors-an-international-cross-sectional-study
#12
Craig L Jacobs, J David Cassidy, Pierre Côté, Eleanor Boyle, Eva Ramel, Carlo Ammendolia, Jan Hartvigsen, Isabella Schwartz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with injury in professional ballet and modern dancers, and assess if dancers are reporting their injuries and explore reasons for not reporting injuries. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Participants were recruited from nine professional ballet and modern dance companies in Canada, Denmark, Israel, and Sweden. PARTICIPANTS: Professional ballet and modern dancers...
February 17, 2016: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26851286/dancing-protein-clouds-the-strange-biology-and-chaotic-physics-of-intrinsically-disordered-proteins
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REVIEW
Vladimir N Uversky
Biologically active but floppy proteins represent a new reality of modern protein science. These intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) and hybrid proteins containing ordered and intrinsically disordered protein regions (IDPRs) constitute a noticeable part of any given proteome. Functionally, they complement ordered proteins, and their conformational flexibility and structural plasticity allow them to perform impossible tricks and be engaged in biological activities that are inaccessible to well folded proteins with their unique structures...
March 25, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26755404/conservative-management-of-second-metatarsophalangeal-joint-instability-in-a-professional-dancer-a-case-report
#14
Sheyi Ojofeitimi, Shaw Bronner, Laura Becica
STUDY DESIGN: Case report. BACKGROUND: Professional ballet and modern dancers spend an inordinate amount of time on demi pointe (rising onto their forefeet), placing excessive force on the metatarsophalangeal joints and putting them at risk of instability. Surgical treatment of this condition is well described in the literature. However, studies describing conservative management, particularly in dance populations, are lacking. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 33-year-old dancer presented with insidious onset of medial arch and second and third metatarsophalangeal joint pain...
February 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26730940/comparison-of-functional-ankle-motion-measures-in-modern-dancers
#15
Danelle Dickson, Kendra Hollman-Gage, Sheyi Ojofeitimi, Shaw Bronner
Ankle injuries are the most common lower extremity injury in dance and sports, often resulting in limitation of dorsiflexion or plantar flexion. Accurate assessment of any limitation in range of motion is an important factor in implementing effective preventative and rehabilitative regimens. Ankle range of motion has traditionally been quantified with goniometers. However, standard goniometry may not be an adequate method of assessing plantar flexion range of motion in dancers. An alternative technique using inclinometers to quantify ankle plantar flexion has been reported, but reliability and inter-instrument correlations for this method are limited...
September 2012: Journal of Dance Medicine & Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26626269/risk-factors-for-musculoskeletal-injury-in-preprofessional-dancers-a-systematic-review
#16
Sarah J Kenny, Jackie L Whittaker, Carolyn A Emery
BACKGROUND: Preprofessional dancers partake in rigorous training and have high injury prevalence. Attempts to identify risk factors for dance injuries have focused on a diversity of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. OBJECTIVE: To identify and evaluate the evidence examining risk factors for musculoskeletal injury in preprofessional ballet and modern dancers. METHODS: Fifteen electronic databases were systematically searched to October 2015...
August 2016: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26618330/joint-coordination-and-muscle-activities-of-ballet-dancers-during-tiptoe-standing
#17
Hiroko Tanabe, Keisuke Fujii, Motoki Kouzaki
We aimed to investigate joint coordination of lower limbs in dancers during tiptoe standing and the relationship between joint coordination and muscle co-activation. Seven female ballet dancers performed tiptoe standing with six leg positions (five classical dance positions and one modern dance position) for 10 s. The kinematic data of the metatarsophalangeal (MP), ankle, knee, and hip joints was collected, and surface electromyography (EMG) of over 13 lower limb muscles was conducted. Principal component analysis was performed to determine joint coordination...
August 19, 2016: Motor Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26614979/conditioning-methodologies-for-dancesport-lessons-from-gymnastics-figure-skating-and-concert-dance-research
#18
David Outevsky, Blake Cw Martin
OBJECTIVES: Dancesport, the competitive branch of ballroom dancing, places high physiological and psychological demands on its practitioners, but pedagogical resources in these areas for this dance form are limited. Dancesport competitors could benefit from strategies used in other aesthetic sports. In this review, we identify conditioning methodologies from gymnastics, figure skating, and contemporary, modern, and ballet dance forms that could have relevance and suitability for dancesport training, and propose several strategies for inclusion in the current dancesport curriculum...
December 2015: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26614977/self-reported-injury-and-management-in-a-liberal-arts-college-dance-department
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Sarah DiPasquale, Nicole Becker, Sarah Green, Kim Sauers
UNLABELLED: Dancers often view injuries as a necessary sacrifice for participating in their art form. The purpose of this research was to determine the frequency and patterns of injury in a non-conservatory, liberal arts dance environment. These data may enable dance departments to provide more effective health resources. METHODS: Dancers registered in technique courses in a liberal arts dance department (including ballet, modern, tap, and jazz) completed an injury questionnaire immediately following the occurrence of any dance-related injury over the course of one semester...
December 2015: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26347635/body-language-in-the-brain-constructing-meaning-from-expressive-movement
#20
Christine M Tipper, Giulia Signorini, Scott T Grafton
This fMRI study investigated neural systems that interpret body language-the meaningful emotive expressions conveyed by body movement. Participants watched videos of performers engaged in modern dance or pantomime that conveyed specific themes such as hope, agony, lust, or exhaustion. We tested whether the meaning of an affectively laden performance was decoded in localized brain substrates as a distinct property of action separable from other superficial features, such as choreography, kinematics, performer, and low-level visual stimuli...
2015: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
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