Hip Joint Mobility in Dancers. Pilot Study. Marlena Drężewska, Renata Gałuszka , Zbigniew Śliwiński Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2012; 14(5):443-452 ICID: 1012503
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Background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of dancing on hip joint mobility and to assess the relationship between active movements of the hips and injuries among dancers, which may be important in planning rehabilitation in this group.
Material and methods. The sample comprised 49 dancers (37 women and 12 men) aged 15 to 32 years. The participants were the professional dancers of the Kielce Dance Theatre and members of two youth jazz dance teams from the Kielce Dance Theatre. The active range of motion of the hips was measured in three planes using a goniometer in order to assess the influence of dance training on hip joint mobility. A questionnaire-based survey was also conducted.
Results. The range of flexion, extension and external rotation was significantly greater in the group of long-time dancers (p <0.05). There was a significantly greater range of flexion, abduction and external rotation in previously injured hip joints (p<0.05).
1. Injuries to hip joints in dancers may result in increased ranges of motion, which may lead to disturbances of joint stability.
2. Being a long-time dancer and the female gender were associated with an increased range of hip joint motion.
DOI 10.5604/15093492.1012503 PMID 23208936 - click here to show this article in PubMed