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Treating dancers as athletes: considerations for dance-related injuries

Dance is both an art form and an athletic endeavor. Alejandro Piris Niño explores how specificity of training can enhance the rehabilitation of dance-related injuries and describes how an injury prevention program for dancers might differ from that of typical athletes.   Introduction The appraisal “dancers are the athletes of God,” attributed to Albert Einstein, is well known in the dance world to illustrate the combination of athleticism and devoutness with which dance

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