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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313474
Title:
Hypermobility and Dance: A Review
Authors:
Day, H.; Koutedakis, Yiannis; Wyon, Matthew A.
Abstract:
Joint hypermobility is defi ned as an excessive range of motion. Although the dance profession has often promoted hypermobility for aesthetic reasons, there is a belief amongst health professionals that potential risks associated with the condition may have been overlooked. The aims of this review were to examine the epidemio logy of joint hypermobility in dancers; the eff ects on fatigue and bone health; the injury profi le of hypermobile dancers; and the use of the Beighton score as a diagnostic tool. Depending on the criteria used, epidemiological studies suggest that hypermobility among dancers can be as high as 44 % , especially in students. As hypermobility has been linked to fatigue in the general population, the hypermobile dancer should be careful given the association between fatigue and aetiology of injury in dance. Similarly, in light of research encouraging dancers to become fi tter, this recommendation may not be appropriate for hypermobile dancers. In addition, the Beighton score used in most dance related studies may not be an appropriate measure of hypermobility in these populations. More research is necessary into this area to ascertain the reasons for the attrition rate from student to soloist / principal level and whether it is linked to dance health and injury issues.
Citation:
Hypermobility and Dance: A Review 2011, 32 (07):485 International Journal of Sports Medicine
Publisher:
Thieme
Journal:
International Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/313474
DOI:
10.1055/s-0031-1273690
Additional Links:
http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0031-1273690
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0172-4622; 1439-3964
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDay, H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoutedakis, Yiannisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthew A.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-28T10:18:33Zen
dc.date.available2014-02-28T10:18:33Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationHypermobility and Dance: A Review 2011, 32 (07):485 International Journal of Sports Medicineen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0172-4622en
dc.identifier.issn1439-3964en
dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-0031-1273690en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/313474en
dc.description.abstractJoint hypermobility is defi ned as an excessive range of motion. Although the dance profession has often promoted hypermobility for aesthetic reasons, there is a belief amongst health professionals that potential risks associated with the condition may have been overlooked. The aims of this review were to examine the epidemio logy of joint hypermobility in dancers; the eff ects on fatigue and bone health; the injury profi le of hypermobile dancers; and the use of the Beighton score as a diagnostic tool. Depending on the criteria used, epidemiological studies suggest that hypermobility among dancers can be as high as 44 % , especially in students. As hypermobility has been linked to fatigue in the general population, the hypermobile dancer should be careful given the association between fatigue and aetiology of injury in dance. Similarly, in light of research encouraging dancers to become fi tter, this recommendation may not be appropriate for hypermobile dancers. In addition, the Beighton score used in most dance related studies may not be an appropriate measure of hypermobility in these populations. More research is necessary into this area to ascertain the reasons for the attrition rate from student to soloist / principal level and whether it is linked to dance health and injury issues.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThiemeen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0031-1273690en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Sports Medicineen_GB
dc.subjectbenign joint hypermobilityen_GB
dc.subjectosteopeniaen_GB
dc.subjectBeighton criteriaen_GB
dc.subjectfatigueen_GB
dc.subjectinjuryen_GB
dc.subjecthealthen_GB
dc.titleHypermobility and Dance: A Reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Sports Medicineen_GB
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