Does physical fitness affect injury occurrence and time loss due to injury in elite vocational ballet students?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/106628
Title:
Does physical fitness affect injury occurrence and time loss due to injury in elite vocational ballet students?
Authors:
Twitchett, Emily; Brodrick, Anna; Nevill, Alan M.; Koutedakis, Yiannis; Angioi, Manuela; Wyon, Matthew A.
Abstract:
Most ballet dancers will suffer at least one injury a year. There are numerous causes of injury in dance, and while many investigators have documented risk factors such as anatomical characteristics, past medical history, menstrual history, dance experience, length of dance training, fatigue, and stress, risk factors related to body characteristics and nutrient intake, levels of conditioning, or physical fitness parameters have only recently received the same amount of attention. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to investigate correlations between ballet injury and body fat percentage, active and passive flexibility, lower limb power, upper body and core endurance, and aerobic capacity. Low levels of aerobic fitness were significantly associated with many of the injuries sustained over a 15-week period (r=.590, p=0.034), and body fat percentage was significantly associated with the length of time a dancer was forced to modify activity due to injury (r=-.614, p=0.026). This information may be of benefit to dancers, teachers, physical therapists and physicians in dance schools and companies when formulating strategies to prevent injury.
Citation:
Journal of dance medicine & science, 14 (1):26-31
Publisher:
J. Michael Ryan
Journal:
Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/106628
PubMed ID:
20214852
Additional Links:
http://www.iadms.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=47
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1089-313X
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTwitchett, Emilyen
dc.contributor.authorBrodrick, Annaen
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen
dc.contributor.authorAngioi, Manuelaen
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-22T11:43:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-22T11:43:51Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of dance medicine & science, 14 (1):26-31en
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.pmid20214852-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/106628-
dc.description.abstractMost ballet dancers will suffer at least one injury a year. There are numerous causes of injury in dance, and while many investigators have documented risk factors such as anatomical characteristics, past medical history, menstrual history, dance experience, length of dance training, fatigue, and stress, risk factors related to body characteristics and nutrient intake, levels of conditioning, or physical fitness parameters have only recently received the same amount of attention. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to investigate correlations between ballet injury and body fat percentage, active and passive flexibility, lower limb power, upper body and core endurance, and aerobic capacity. Low levels of aerobic fitness were significantly associated with many of the injuries sustained over a 15-week period (r=.590, p=0.034), and body fat percentage was significantly associated with the length of time a dancer was forced to modify activity due to injury (r=-.614, p=0.026). This information may be of benefit to dancers, teachers, physical therapists and physicians in dance schools and companies when formulating strategies to prevent injury.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJ. Michael Ryanen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.iadms.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=47en
dc.subject.meshAdiposityen
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshDancingen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen
dc.subject.meshMuscle Strengthen
dc.subject.meshMusculoskeletal Diseasesen
dc.subject.meshPhysical Enduranceen
dc.subject.meshPhysical Fitnessen
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articularen
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen
dc.titleDoes physical fitness affect injury occurrence and time loss due to injury in elite vocational ballet students?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen

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