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The role of biomechanics in understanding dance movement: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19618586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review introduces different techniques used in biomechanics that have been used in analyzing dance movement. Biomechanics provides information not only for analysis of motion, but for understanding muscle use, forces acting on the body, issues of motor control, and the interaction between any one body part and the body as a whole. The goal of this review is to highlight the role that biomechanical analysis plays in understanding dance movement, with applications for teaching, skill enhancement, and injury prevention.
Margaret Wilson; Young-Hoo Kwon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1089-313X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dance Med Sci     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-21     Completed Date:  2009-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9700066     Medline TA:  J Dance Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Wyoming, Dept. 3951, 1000 East University Avenue, Laramie, Wyoming 82071-3951, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dancing / physiology*
Joints / physiology
Motor Skills
Muscle, Skeletal / physiology

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