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Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation, Therapy and Technology

, 3:16

First Online: 05 August 2011Received: 22 May 2010Accepted: 05 August 2011

Abstract

BackgroundThe literature indicated that the majority of professional ballet dancers present static and active dynamic range of motion difference between left and right lower limbs, however, no previous study focused this difference in non-professional ballet dancers. In this study we aimed to evaluate active movements of the hip in non-professional classical dancers.

MethodsWe evaluated 10 non professional ballet dancers 16-23 years old. We measured the active range of motion and flexibility through Well Banks. We compared active range of motion between left and right sides hip flexion and abduction and performed correlation between active movements and flexibility.

ResultsThere was a small difference between the right and left sides of the hip in relation to the movements of flexion and abduction, which suggest the dominant side of the subjects, however, there was no statistical significance. Bank of Wells test revealed statistical difference only between the 1 and the 3 measurement. There was no correlation between the movements of the hip abduction and flexion, right and left sides with the three test measurements of the bank of Wells.

ConclusionThere is no imbalance between the sides of the hip with respect to active abduction and flexion movements in non-professional ballet dancers.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1758-2555-3-16 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Erica E Valenti - Vitor E Valenti - Celso Ferreira - Luiz Carlos M Vanderlei - Oseas F Moura Filho - Tatiana Dias de C

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