Common Dance Injuries and Treatments of the Hip and Low Back: Interviews with Physical Therapists Specializing in Dance

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Title: Common Dance Injuries and Treatments of the Hip and Low Back: Interviews with Physical Therapists Specializing in Dance
Author: Taylor, Tiffany Alexandra, 1985-
Abstract: Through a review of literature and interviews with physical therapists specializing in dance, hip and low back injuries common to dancers are described and options for treatment are discussed. Injuries include internal and external snapping hip, non-specific hip and low back pain, IT band problems, labral tears, hip impingement, and spondylolisthesis. Depending on the site and severity of the injuries, common treatments range from surgical to conservative (e.g. - manual therapy, exercise, Functional Electronic Stimulation, iontophoresis). It is reported that most dancer injuries result from overuse and are related to poor technique. All three PTs interviewed also note that injuries are often a result of choreographic demands on the dancer and recommend breathing techniques and neuromuscular re-patterning for rehabilitation.
Description: x, 56 p. : ill. A print copy of this thesis is available through the UO Libraries. Search the library catalog for the location and call number.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10695
Date: 2010-06


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