Dynamic patterns of postural sway in ballet dancers and track athletes

  title={Dynamic patterns of postural sway in ballet dancers and track athletes},
  author={Jennifer M. Schmit and Diana I. Regis and Michael A. Riley},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
We compared the variability and spatiotemporal profile of postural sway of trained ballet dancers to college varsity track athletes under variations in the availability of vision and rigidity of the support surface. We found no differences between the groups according to the variability measures, but variability increased for both groups with eyes closed and on a foam surface. Recurrence quantification analysis revealed that the postural sway of dancers was less regular (lower recurrence), less… CONTINUE READING

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