Susan Mayes

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OBJECTIVE To report range of motion at the hip and ankle in male and female ballet dancers compared with controls. DESIGN Cross-sectional cohort study with convenience control sample. SETTING National classical ballet school in Australia. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-three female and 30 male full-time ballet students of mean (SD) age 16.9 (0.8) and 18.0 (1.4)(More)
BACKGROUND Screening and training of professional dancers is commonly based around beliefs that a large range of turnout is more advantageous in the ballet industry. This belief leads dancers who have limited hip external rotation to compensate by forcing turnout at the knee and ankle, which has been linked to injury. OBJECTIVE To examine if there is a(More)
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