Spinal posture in different DanceSport dance styles compared with track and field athletes.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608835
Title:
Spinal posture in different DanceSport dance styles compared with track and field athletes.
Authors:
Kruusamäe, Helena; Maasalu, Katre; Wyon, Matthew ( 0000-0003-0942-2333 ) ; Jürimäe, Toivo; Mäestu, Jarek; Mooses, Martin; Jürimäe, Jaak
Abstract:
Background and objective: In DanceSport, athletes train for many years to develop a very specific posture. Presently there are few data as to whether these adaptations are habitual or cause permanent anatomical changes to the spine. The aim of the current study was to evaluate lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis of the international level DanceSport dancers using track and field athletes as controls. Materials and methods: Thirty competitive DanceSport couples (15 men aged 23.4 6.6 years; 15 women aged 22.5 6.4 years) and 29 track and field athletes (16 mean aged 27 4.4 years and 13 women aged 22 4.1 years) volunteered. Twelve couples were Standard, 7 Latin American and 11 were Ten Dance couples. Thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis angle were assessed in lateral view using a Vertebral Fracture Assessment scan. Results: DanceSport athletes had smaller S-shaped vertebral curvatures compared to track and field athletes. Male (5.7 4.78) and female dancers (8.7 5.98) had significantly smaller lumbar lordosis angle compared to their track and field counterparts (22.3 9.98 for men; 20.3 5.98 for women).Femaledancers(25.3 8.08)alsodemonstratedsignificantly smallerthoracickyphosis angle than female track and field (32.1 8.98) participants. It was further revealed that female Latin American dancers had significantly smaller lumbar lordosis values (3.7 3.18) compared with female Standard (10.7 6.18) and Ten Dance dancers (9.7 5.58). Conclusions: The results of the present study suggest that smaller S-shaped vertebral curvatures of DanceSport athletes compared with track and field athletes are permanent changes rather than habitual.
Citation:
Spinal posture in different DanceSport dance styles compared with track and field athletes. 2015, 51 (5):307-11 Medicina (Kaunas)
Publisher:
Lithuanian Medical Association
Journal:
Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Issue Date:
Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/608835
DOI:
10.1016/j.medici.2015.08.003
PubMed ID:
26674150
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1648-9144
Appears in Collections:
WIRE (nr)

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dc.contributor.authorKruusamäe, Helenaen
dc.contributor.authorMaasalu, Katreen
dc.contributor.authorWyon, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorJürimäe, Toivoen
dc.contributor.authorMäestu, Jareken
dc.contributor.authorMooses, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorJürimäe, Jaaken
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T14:52:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-10T14:52:36Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11en
dc.identifier.citationSpinal posture in different DanceSport dance styles compared with track and field athletes. 2015, 51 (5):307-11 Medicina (Kaunas)en
dc.identifier.issn1648-9144en
dc.identifier.pmid26674150en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.medici.2015.08.003en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/608835en
dc.description.abstractBackground and objective: In DanceSport, athletes train for many years to develop a very specific posture. Presently there are few data as to whether these adaptations are habitual or cause permanent anatomical changes to the spine. The aim of the current study was to evaluate lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis of the international level DanceSport dancers using track and field athletes as controls. Materials and methods: Thirty competitive DanceSport couples (15 men aged 23.4 6.6 years; 15 women aged 22.5 6.4 years) and 29 track and field athletes (16 mean aged 27 4.4 years and 13 women aged 22 4.1 years) volunteered. Twelve couples were Standard, 7 Latin American and 11 were Ten Dance couples. Thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis angle were assessed in lateral view using a Vertebral Fracture Assessment scan. Results: DanceSport athletes had smaller S-shaped vertebral curvatures compared to track and field athletes. Male (5.7 4.78) and female dancers (8.7 5.98) had significantly smaller lumbar lordosis angle compared to their track and field counterparts (22.3 9.98 for men; 20.3 5.98 for women).Femaledancers(25.3 8.08)alsodemonstratedsignificantly smallerthoracickyphosis angle than female track and field (32.1 8.98) participants. It was further revealed that female Latin American dancers had significantly smaller lumbar lordosis values (3.7 3.18) compared with female Standard (10.7 6.18) and Ten Dance dancers (9.7 5.58). Conclusions: The results of the present study suggest that smaller S-shaped vertebral curvatures of DanceSport athletes compared with track and field athletes are permanent changes rather than habitual.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLithuanian Medical Associationen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)en
dc.subjectSpineen
dc.subjectThoracic kyphosisen
dc.subjectLumbar lordosisen
dc.subjectBallroom danceen
dc.subjectSporten
dc.titleSpinal posture in different DanceSport dance styles compared with track and field athletes.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalMedicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)en

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