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J Dance Med Sci. 2010;14(3):114-24.

Perspectives on dance science rehabilitation understanding whole body mechanics and four key principles of motor control as a basis for healthy movement.

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  • 1Harknesss Center for Dance Injuries, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York 10003, USA.


This article reviews selected issues of importance in the evaluation, treatment, and reconditioning of dancers during and following injury and offers some insights on injury prevention. The athletic training practice domains of prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation and reconditioning within the context of dance medicine are the general focus. In particular, issues relating to the rehabilitation of dancers are presented as they reflect the reasonable, objective practices of the health care profession.

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