Validating a dance specific screening test for balance

El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar las características de la evidencia empírica existente sobre la danza profesional y su repercusión en la salud.

Métodos: Revisión bibliográfica de todos los artículos indexados en: Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Lilacs, Cinhal e IME.

Coughlan, Ph D, BSc Physio, Medical Department, Irish Rugby Football Union, 10–12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland.

Address e-mail to [email protected] The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is a widely accepted method of assessing dynamic postural stability.

Specialized nerve endings originate in our muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, joints, and some scientists even include the skin.

These "afferent” (sensory) receptors perceive deformation of tissue – the amount of pressure (stretch or simply, placement), speed at which movement is occurring and the rate at which the speed is changing (velocity), direction of movement, and – when deformation is extreme – pain.

The collective expertise of the assessors was used to modify the components and process of the screen to strive for ecological appropriateness.

The directions are anterior (A), medial, lateral, posterior, anteromedial, anterolateral, posteromedial (PM), and posterolateral (PL).Alongside implementation with 30 professional ballet dancers, formal and informal feedback was sought from stakeholders and members across all levels of the ballet company to facilitate ongoing development, evaluation, and revision of the wellness program.The use of a process informed by developmental evaluation helped identify strengths and limitations within the screening process.Conclusive recommendations are that dancers who report a pain intensity on the SEFIP of ≥ 2 should be offered a thorough physical examination by dance science professionals.However, the lowest reported pain might also be considered serious.