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Performing Arts Medicine 1st Edition, Chapter 2 – Treating the Performing Artist: Special Considerations, by Selina Shah, MD

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Covering the full spectrum of treatment guidance for dance artists, circus artists, musicians, and more, this practical title expertly explores the intersection of sports medicine and performing arts medicine. Ideal for practicing and trainee physiatrists, physical and occupational therapists, and sports medicine physicians, it addresses a wide range of relevant…
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Netter’s Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition, Chapter 92: Dance

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Netter’s Sports Medicine is a reference designed to help doctors meet the challenges presented by their patients this growing interdisciplinary field of Sports Medicine. More than 1,000 Netter images, along with photos of physical examination techniques and imaging examples, provide a rich visual understanding, while a bulleted text format, combined…
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Pointe Shoes Complicate Biomechanics of Ballet

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Pointe shoes, which elongate a dancer’s legs and accentuate the beauty of classical ballet technique, come with their own set of biomechanical principles—and their own set of risk factors for lower extremity injury. Ballet has intrigued audiences around the world for centuries with its combination of athleticism and elegance. This…
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Determining a Young Dancer’s Readiness for Dancing on Pointe

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Publication Curr Sports Med Rep. 2009 Nov-Dec;8(6):295-9. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e3181c1ddf1. Authors Shah S1. Abstract Ballet is one of the most popular youth activities in the United States. Many ballet students eventually train to dance “en pointe,” the French words for “on pointe,” or “on the tips of their toes.” No research…
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Caring for the Dancer: Special Considerations for the Performer and Troupe

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Publication Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008 May-Jun;7(3):128-32. doi: 10.1097/01.CSMR.0000319716.56169.29. Authors Shah S1. Abstract The needs of a dancer patient can be daunting to the uninitiated physician. A dancer’s technique, environment, and mentality are unique among athletes. Compared with popular team sports, like football or basketball, physicians are often unfamiliar with…
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Football: Sideline Management of Injuries

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Publication Curr Sports Med Rep. 2004 Jun;3(3):146-53. Authors Shah S1, Luftman JP, Vigil DV. Abstract Football is reported to have one of the highest rates of injury among sports. Thus, it is becoming more commonplace for a physician to be present at the sideline to help manage injuries acutely. The…
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