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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.
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
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.
Type: Article
Language: en
MeSH: Adiposity
Adult
Dancing
Female
Humans
Longitudinal Studies
Muscle Strength
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Physical Endurance
Physical Fitness
Range of Motion, Articular
Regression Analysis
ISSN: 1089-313X
Appears in Collections: Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

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