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Overuse of the quadriceps might be reflected in gripping of the gluts, restricting the the function of hamstrings

Overuse of the quadriceps might be reflected in gripping of the gluts, restricting the function of hamstrings

Winnie Darani Tsao, Paradigm Wellness and Attitude Performing Arts Studio, Singapore

Overuse of the quadriceps muscles, a common phenomenon among football players, basketball
players, and also dancers, often results in knee injuries, particularly tearing of the anterior
cruciate ligament (“jumper’s knee”). However, the action required by football/ basketball

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IADMS 2002 - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Dancers: Arthroscopic Reconstruction Utilizing Hamstring Tendons

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Dancers: Arthroscopic Reconstruction Utilizing Hamstring Tendons

Donald J. Rose, MD
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, Hospital for Joint Diseases
Brian S. DeLay, MD; Thomas Joseph, MD
NYU-HJD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
New York, New York, USA

Anterior Tibial Stress Fractures

Anterior Tibial Stress Fractures

David S. Weiss, MD
NYU Medical Center, NYU-HJD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries
New York, New York, USA

Purpose: This presentation is intended to provide a review of the physiology, biomechanics, diagnosis (history, physical examination, diagnostic testing), treatment, and rehabilitation for stress fractures of the anterior tibia in dancers.

IADMS 2007 - Abstract #49 - Associations between turnout and lower extremity injuries in classical ballet

Associations between turnout and lower extremity injuries in classical ballet dancers

Negus, Vicki BSc (Physiotherapy), Master of Sports Physiotherapy, West Australian Ballet, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; Hopper, Diana PhD, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; Briffa, N. Kathy PhD, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Purpose

IADMS 2007 - Abstract #131 - Assessing Turnout in University Dancers

Assessing Turnout in University Dancers

Author: Welsh, Thomas M. PhD, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida,United States; Rodriguez. Mariola BFA Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida,United States; Iverson, Laura W. MA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida,United States; and Sturdevant, Blythe B. BA, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States ''

IADMS 2001 - Stress Fractures in Dance: An Evolution of Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Stress Fractures in Dance: An Evolution of Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation

Jill Esterson, PT,
Westside Dance Physical Therapy,
Jordan D. Metzl, MD,
Hospital for Special Surgery;
New York, NY, USA

IADMS 2001- Posterior Tibial Tendon in a Flamenco Dancer

Posterior tibial tendon in a flamenco dancer – an unusual case report and clinical review

Peter E. Lavine, MD,
Washington, DC,
Jennifer Gamboa, MPT,
Body Dynamics, Inc., Arlington, VA;
USA

IADMS 2000- Shin Splints: A Symptom of Decreased Efficiency of the timing of Neuromuscular Organization: An Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais® lesson

Shin Splints: A Symptom of Decreased Efficiency of the timing of Neuromuscular Organization: An Awareness Through Movement® Feldenkrais®  lesson
 

Robbie Oflr, PT, PhD, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner,
New York, NY, USA

Stress fractures of the leg

Stress fractures of the leg

Stress fractures of the leg affect the fibula and / or the tibia and are often multiple. They are, together with tibial periostitis, one of the main aetiologies of leg pains. According to studies, they represent 6 to 15% of pathologies found in dancers. Stress fractures of the tibia amount to 22% of stress fractures found in female ballet dancers.

Palpation reveals one, or several, points of exquisite pain in a limited and sometimes tumified area of the leg.

Tibial Periostitis

Tibial periostitis is a painful inflammatory syndrome of the middle two thirds of the tibia, linked to myo-tendino-periosteal lesions caused by over-exercising.