A comprehensive investigation of lower extremity dance injuries

Summary

The aim of this project is to comprehensively evaluate and prevent lower extremity dance injuries by designing and executing studies that utilize epidemiological designs, clinical research, biomechanics, injury prevention programs, and biomedical imaging.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Claire Hiller, Professor Evangelos Pappas

Research Location

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Dance injuries of the lower extremity are common but are grossly understudied. The purpose of this line of research is to discover predictors of lower extremity injury in dancers (by using clinical and ultrasound imaging tools), investigate the effectiveness of injury prevention programs, investigate the biomechanics of dance manoeuvres, and design effective and efficient rehabilitation programs for dancers recovering from injuries.

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Keywords

dance injuries, Biomechanics, epidemiology, ankle sprains, knee sprains, hip rotation, turnout, ballet, modern dance, dance medicine, dance rehabilitation

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1845

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