Assessment of Compensated Turnout Characteristics and their Relationship to Injuries in University Level Modern Dancers.

@article{Merkensteijn2015AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of Compensated Turnout Characteristics and their Relationship to Injuries in University Level Modern Dancers.},
  author={Gry Galta van Merkensteijn and Edel Quin},
  journal={Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={57-62}
}
Dancers may compensate alignment at the spine, hip, knees, ankles, and feet to achieve a greater turnout than is available at the hip alone. Such compensations are believed to lead to many of the musculoskeletal injuries experienced by dancers, especially overuse injuries. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between compensated turnout and injury of the lower extremities and low back. Twenty-two university level modern dancers age 19 to 23 participated. Measurements were taken… CONTINUE READING
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