Jacqui Greene Hass, director of Pilates and Dance Medicine at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Therapy Services; Marijeanne Liederbach, director of research and education at Harkness Center for Dance Injuries; Jennifer Deckert, assistant professor at University of Wyoming (holds an MFA in ballet pedagogy and has presented at the International Association for Medicine and Science); and Michael Kelly Bruce, associate professor at The Ohio State University (certified in Pilates and specializes in conditioning). Extensive use of the arms (overhead lifts and falls) can lead to tears in upper-arm tendons or even impingement, painful pressure felt in the shoulder when the rotator cuff and scapula rub together as arms are lifted. Twisting knees during movement, forcing feet in turnout or losing control when landing a jump can tear the cushioning knee cartilage.
10 Common Dance Injuries Nancy Wozny Dance Teacher; Aug 2010; 32, 8; Docstoc pg. 72 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Furth
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