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Height of the Medial Longitudinal Arch During Classical Ballet Steps

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the midfoot longitudinal arch height and correlate it with active hip external rotation (ER) in dancers during static postures and technical steps of classical ballet (i.e., first position, demi-plié, battement fondu à la seconde, pas jeté à la seconde, and grand jeté à la seconde). A 3D motion analysis system was used for kinematic analysis. The arch height was significantly reduced during the battement fondu à la seconde, pas jeté à la seconde, and grand jeté à la seconde when compared to standing (p = 0.000 for all comparisons), first position (p = 0.000, p = 0.000, and p = 0.001, respectively) and demi-plié (p = 0.015, p = 0.003, and p = 0.006, respectively). No significant correlation was found between arch height and active hip external rotation (p > 0.05). Hence, active hip external rotation does not seem to be related to midfoot pronation in this sample. Other factors, such as intrinsic and extrinsic foot muscle strength, may be related to the midfoot arch height. These findings contribute to a better understanding of ballet steps, but future studies are required to clarify this topic completely.
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Affiliations: 1: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Reabilitação, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 2: Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 3: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4: Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Lombardia, Italy 5: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências do Movimento Humano, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), and Escola de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre (UFRGS), Brazil 6: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), and Bolsista de desenvolvimento técnico e industrial da Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Rio Grande do Sul (FAPERGS), Brazil 7: Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Reabilitação, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), and Departamento de Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Department of Physical Therapy, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre – UFCSPA, 245 Sarmento Leite Street, 90050-170 - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil; [email protected] gmail.com

Publication date: 01 September 2017

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