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IADMS 2011 - Breathing control and oxygen saturation in collegiate intermediate to advanced female dancers

Breathing control and oxygen saturation in collegiate intermediate to advanced female dancers
 
Poster Presentation

Katherine L. Heckenbach, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; Julie E.
Taylor, PhD, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, USA

Dancers often use breath control during training for various reasons. However, at the
intermediate and advanced levels, dancers are often no longer consciously aware of their

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IADMS 2011 - Restrictions of US intercollegiate athletic training departments on caring for university dance students

Restrictions of US intercollegiate athletic training departments on caring for university dance students
 
Poster Presentation

Katie Iacono, MSc, MFA, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK

Of the reported 175 dance departments in US higher education, there are very few of which
dance students can receive care for injury prevention and rehabilitation through the

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IADMS 2011 - Comparison of plantar flexion assessment using four different techniques

Comparison of plantar flexion assessment using four different techniques
 
Poster Presentation



Evan D. Johnston; Shannan F. Slagle; Jeffrey A. Russell, PhD, ATC, Department of Dance,
The Laboratory for Science and Health in Artistic Performance, University of California
Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Ankle range of motion is extremely important to dancers, particularly those who dance en

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IADMS 2011 - Application of basic principles of biomechanics to dancers using accessible language and examples

Application of basic principles of biomechanics to dancers using accessible language and examples
 
Kumiyo Kai, BS; Jeffrey A. Russell, PhD, ATC, Department of Dance and the Laboratory for
Science and Health in Artistic Performance, University of California Irvine, Irvine,
California, USA

Biomechanics research allows us to understand the mechanisms of movement, thereby
enhancing performance, training, and injury prevention.1 Although the mechanics of many

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IADMS 2011 - The relationship between fitness measures and foundational dance skills in collegiate dancers

The relationship between fitness measures and foundational dance skills in collegiate dancers

Bridget Kelly, BA; Caroline J. Ketcham, PhD, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, USA

The use of non-dance conditioning to supplement regular technique training is a much
debated topic in the field of dance. Some professionals believe that conditioning degrades
dance performance and aesthetics, while others see it as a way to improve strength and

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IADMS 2011 - In the span of two months, two pre-professional ballet students are stricken with auto-immune disease

In the span of two months, two pre-professional ballet students are stricken with auto-immune disease
 
Susan Kinney, PT, BS, The Boston Conservatory, Walnut Hill School for the Arts; Yasuko
Tokunaga, BFA, The Boston Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The purpose of this proposed discussion is first to tell the story of two unexpected diagnoses
that changed the lives of two dancers, and second to suggest the importance of accessible on-

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IADMS 2011 - Potential for noise induced hearing loss in dancers

Potential for noise induced hearing loss in dancers
 
Robin Kish, MS, MFA, Chapman University, Orange, California, USA

The dance education and science community has published research and created guidelines
regarding elements that support healthy dance environments. Topics that have been addressed
include flooring standards, temperature, lighting, use of mirrors, height of barres, hydration,

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IADMS 2011 - Lower limb injuries in Singapore dancers, normative data of Pro.BalanceTM results in

Lower limb injuries in Singapore dancers, normative data of Pro.BalanceTM results in the dance community
 
Karen Koh, PT, B.Hth Sc ( PT), Singapore General Hospital, Allied Heath Division (Research
Unit); Ang Wei Tech, PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The aim of this research is to gather data on lower limb injuries in dancers in Singapore, and
on Pro.BalanceTM results in the dance community. Eighty dancers were invited to participate

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IADMS 2011 - The relationship between subjective evaluation and motion characteristics in street dance performance

The relationship between subjective evaluation and motion characteristics in street dance performance
 
Nahoko Sato, MS, PT, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi; Shigeyuki Imura, PhD, PT, Ibaraki
Prefectural University of Health Science, Ami, Ibaraki; Hiroyuki Nunome, PhD; Yasuo
Ikegami, PhD, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan

The evaluation of dance performance has been recognized as a very complicated task because it

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IADMS 2011 - Self-esteem toolbox workshop

Self-esteem toolbox workshop
 
Anita Shack, DC, FATA; Ruth Bittorf, RN, Artist Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Self-esteem issues can impede dancers’ ability to maintain their mental, emotional and physical
health. Improving self-esteem directly contributes to overall health and wellbeing, thus
facilitating a dancer’s optimal performance. Dancers are critically evaluated by teachers, peers,

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