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/2436/313454
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:
Does physical fitness affect injury occurrence and time loss due to injury in elite vocational ballet students? 2010, 14 (1):26-31 J Dance Med Sci
Publisher:
J Michael Ryan Publishing
Journal:
Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313454
PubMed ID:
20214852
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_GB
dc.contributor.authorBrodrick, Annaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAngioi, Manuelaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-27T11:54:29Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-27T11:54:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationDoes physical fitness affect injury occurrence and time loss due to injury in elite vocational ballet students? 2010, 14 (1):26-31 J Dance Med Scien_GB
dc.identifier.issn1089-313X-
dc.identifier.pmid20214852-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313454-
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_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJ Michael Ryan Publishingen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Scienceen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdiposityen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshDancingen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen_GB
dc.subject.meshMuscle Strengthen_GB
dc.subject.meshMusculoskeletal Diseasesen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Enduranceen_GB
dc.subject.meshPhysical Fitnessen_GB
dc.subject.meshRange of Motion, Articularen_GB
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_GB
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_GB

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