Sports and performing arts medicine. 6. Issues relating to dancers.

Santiago D. Toledo*, Venu Akuthota, David F. Drake, Scott F. Nadler, Larry H. Chou

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This self-directed study module highlights biomechanics unique to dance that predispose to common injuries of the lower extremity and discusses preventative strategies. It is part of the study guide on sports and performing arts medicine in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. OVERALL ARTICLE OBJECTIVE: To summarize lower-limb and back injuries commonly seen in dancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S75-78
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number3 Suppl 1
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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