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Phys Sportsmed. 1985 Feb;13(2):130-40. doi: 10.1080/00913847.1985.11708751.

Aerobic Dance Injuries: A Retrospective Study of Instructors and Participants.


In brief: In this study shoes, floor types, and individual physical differences were evaluated for their effects on aerobic dance injuries. The injury frequency was 75.9% for instructors and 43.3% for students. The shin was the most common site of injury in both groups. Overall, 60% of the injuries in the student group and 52% of injuries in the instructor group occurred below the knee. Most injuries were not debilitating, and few required medical treatment. The authors concluded that resilient but stable floor surfaces, proper shoes, and moderating the frequency of participation can prevent injuries in aerobic dance.

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