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BACKGROUND Professional dancers experience high rates of musculoskeletal injuries. OBJECTIVE To analyze the effect of comprehensive management (case management and intervention) on injury incidence, time loss, and patterns of musculoskeletal injury in a modern dance organization. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective/prospective cohort study. METHODS Injury data(More)
Epidemic levels of inactivity are associated with chronic diseases and rising healthcare costs. To address this, accelerometers have been used to track levels of activity. The Fitbit and Fitbit Ultra are some of the newest commercially available accelerometers. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the Fitbit and Fitbit(More)
Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) we studied how playing a dance video game employs coordinated activation of sensory-motor integration centers of the superior parietal lobe (SPL) and superior temporal gyrus (STG). Subjects played a dance video game, in a block design with 30s of activity alternating with 30s of rest, while changes in(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish the reliability, accuracy and concurrent validity of electrogoniometers for measuring extreme lower extremity movements. STUDY DESIGN Reliability, accuracy and validity study. METHODS This project employed two experiments. Investigation I determined electrogoniometer accuracy compared to a digital protractor. Investigation II(More)
BACKGROUND Misdiagnosed o sesamoid bone pathology in dancers may result in prolonged pain, disability, and career limitation. A thorough understanding of sesamoid disorders and appropriate treatment facilitates timely recovery. The potential loss of hallux plantar flexion strength consequent to sesamoidectomy is a major consideration for dancers. CASE(More)
  • Shaw Bronner
  • 2012
Analysis of skill at multiple points on the learning continuum provides insight into how complex limb and postural organization is modified with extended practice. Dancers at three skill levels were compared performing a domain-specific movement (développé arabesque) to identify motor control parameters underlying skill acquisition of a sequential(More)
We utilized the high temporal resolution of functional near-infrared spectroscopy to explore how sensory input (visual and rhythmic auditory cues) are processed in the cortical areas of multimodal integration to achieve coordinated motor output during unrestricted dance simulation gameplay. Using an open source clone of the dance simulation video game,(More)
OBJECTIVES To establish reliability, accuracy and concurrent validity of a new electrogoniometer (SG110A, Biometrics) for measuring ankle movement. METHODS The new electrogoniometer, placed at the lateral malleolus (A-perp), was compared to a customary electrogoniometer (SG110, Biometrics), placed along the Achilles tendon (A-para). Concurrent recordings(More)
Symmetry of skill development is emphasized in dance training, and many movements are well learned by both genders. The authors conducted a 2-dimensional kinematic analysis of a complex dance movement, the passé, in 12 healthy professional male and female dancers to determine whether there are differences between genders or limbs during the performance of(More)
Dancers frequently sustain hip injuries, including labral tears, coxa saltans, stress fractures, tendinosis, and joint disease. High velocity kicks (grand battement), with extreme abduction and external rotation (ER), may stress the hip, sacroiliac joint, and surrounding soft tissue. However, three-dimensional kinematic dance descriptions are limited. The(More)