Lumbo-sacral spine pain in ballet school students. Pilot study. Marlena Drężewska , Zbigniew Śliwiński Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2013; 15(2):148-158 ICID: 1041451
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Background. Specific biomechanical requirements imposed on ballet students predispose to injury and pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of lumbar-sacral spine pain in ballet school students and to identify possible risk factors of the pain.
Material and methods. The sample comprised 71 ballet school students – 45 female and 26 male aged 15-18 (mean 16,5 years). A questionnaire survey was conducted, the measurement of the angle of the sacrum inclination was made using a mechanical inclinometer and BMI was calculated in order to identify possible risk factors of pain. For the subjective assessment of pain scale VAS was used.
Results. Low back pain was observed in 44 patients (62%). Comparing the values of the angle of inclination of the sacrum in a position with feet parallel and set in position turnout observed a statistically significant change in the angle of the respondents from the sample of pain (p <0.05).
Conclusions. 1. Compensation in turnout position by increased an anterior tilt of pelvic can be a risk factor influencing low back pain. 2. Understanding the biomechanics of dance by the physiotherapists and orthopaedists and collaboration with dance teachers could affect the development of effective pain prevention programs dancers.
DOI 10.5604/15093492.1041451 PMID 23652535 - click here to show this article in PubMed