Dancer's Hip Newsletter
6Apr, 2014

Dancer’s Hip

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Dancer’s Hip Snapping hip syndrome, iliopsoas tendonitis, coxa saltans Dancer’s hip (snapping hip, coxa saltans, or iliopsoas tendinitis) is usually an overuse injury that is characterized by a snap or click in the hip that can be heard or felt. It occurs with certain movements such as raising and lowering the whole leg or rotating the leg to turn out. For some, there is pain and discomfort along with the click that feels better after resting. In most cases, snapping is caused by movement of a tendon, muscle, or ligament […]
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March 2014
3Mar, 2014

Spotting and Neck Rotation

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March 2014 Featuring how to improve your turns and spotting with better neck movement, a quote from Daisha Graf, and summer dance intensives in St. Louis.  Spotting while turning requires balanced neck rotation The cervical spine, commonly referred to as the neck, is capable of four types of motion: • Flexion – Allows the head to face downward • Extension – Allows the head to face upward • Rotation – Allows the head to turn side to side, looking over the left or right shoulder • Lateral Flexion – Allows […]
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29Jan, 2014

Knee pain with improper turn-out

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For the full 2 page newsletter click here: The Healthy Dance Monthly Newsletter- February 2014 Featured article: Knee pain from improper turn-out Preventing injury with proper technique The turn-out position where the dancer stands with the feet in first position with the feet at 180 degrees will not be achieved by every dancer. Proper turn-out must be obtained gradually through focusing on hip rotation instead of foot placement. A dancer who forces his or her feet to turn out without the appropriate hip flexibility will put extra strain on the inside […]
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