Year 2019, Volume 13 , Issue 2, Pages 1 - 6 2019-08-31

Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers

Hale Öktem [1] , Can Pelin [2] , Ayla Kürkçüoğlu [3] , Merve İzci [4] , Tuğçe Şençelikel [5]



Objectives: Ballet dancers require a high level of control on their muscles in order to perform various dance figures. Special ballet moves require adaptive changes in order to maintain posture while performing classical ballet dance. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the differences in body postures and range of motion in certain joints between female classical ballet students and female non-dancer students.

Methods: Fifty nine female university students participated in the study; 30 were studying classical ballet at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory and 29 were studying at Baflkent University with no professional dancing history. Students in both groups were compared by conducting a body posture analysis anteriorly, laterally and posteriorly with the symmetrigraf chart. Range of motion of the joints was measured using a goniometer and distances were measured using an anthropometer.

Results: Ballet education was a factor in the development of hallux valgus and genu varum deformities (p<0.001). Being a ballet dancer or not was determined to be a factor for the development of genu recurvatum (p=0.004), but not related to the flexion angle on knee (p>0.05). The median values of body flexion and hyperextension showed statistically significant differences between the two groups (p<0.001).

Conclusion: Postural defects caused by the adaptive changes that occur during ballet training can be assessed easily by using a symmetrigraph. It is also possible to evaluate the degree of the deformities that can develop by time.



posture, symmetrigraf, flexibility, ballet dancer, range of motion
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles
Authors

Author: Hale Öktem (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University
Country: Turkey


Author: Can Pelin
Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University

Orcid: 0000-0003-4350-4172
Author: Ayla Kürkçüoğlu
Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University

Orcid: 0000-0002-8351-0916
Author: Merve İzci
Institution: Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University

Orcid: 0000-0003-0364-0401
Author: Tuğçe Şençelikel
Institution: Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, Başkent University

Dates

Publication Date : August 31, 2019

Bibtex @research article { anatomy604623, journal = {Anatomy}, issn = {1307-8798}, eissn = {1308-8459}, address = {}, publisher = {Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy (TSACA)}, year = {2019}, volume = {13}, pages = {1 - 6}, doi = {}, title = {Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers}, key = {cite}, author = {Öktem, Hale and Pelin, Can and Kürkçüoğlu, Ayla and İzci, Merve and Şençelikel, Tuğçe} }
APA Öktem, H , Pelin, C , Kürkçüoğlu, A , İzci, M , Şençelikel, T . (2019). Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers. Anatomy , 13 (2) , 1-6 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/anatomy/issue/49976/604623
MLA Öktem, H , Pelin, C , Kürkçüoğlu, A , İzci, M , Şençelikel, T . "Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers". Anatomy 13 (2019 ): 1-6 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/anatomy/issue/49976/604623>
Chicago Öktem, H , Pelin, C , Kürkçüoğlu, A , İzci, M , Şençelikel, T . "Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers". Anatomy 13 (2019 ): 1-6
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ISNAD Öktem, Hale , Pelin, Can , Kürkçüoğlu, Ayla , İzci, Merve , Şençelikel, Tuğçe . "Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers". Anatomy 13 / 2 (August 2019): 1-6 .
AMA Öktem H , Pelin C , Kürkçüoğlu A , İzci M , Şençelikel T . Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers. Anatomy. 2019; 13(2): 1-6.
Vancouver Öktem H , Pelin C , Kürkçüoğlu A , İzci M , Şençelikel T . Evaluation of posture and flexibility in ballet dancers. Anatomy. 2019; 13(2): 6-1.