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ERIC Number: EJ1180290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Interdisciplinary Experiences in Dance and Physical Therapy Students: A Mixed-Methods Study
Lim, Jae Hoon; Galantino, Mary Lou; Bahring, Stasia; Woolverton, Kahra
Journal of Dance Education, v18 n2 p62-68 2018
The purpose of this interdisciplinary educational experience was to explore dynamic interaction between student dancers and graduate physical therapy students in a structured learning environment regarding prevention of dance injuries. A second aim was to determine the utility of a self-report outcome measure and the Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Dance injuries were evaluated at baseline, the end of the fall semester, and during the spring semester using the Self-Estimated Functional Inability Scale (SEFIS) and the FMS. A Pilates-based intervention was provided by an expert in dance during the fall semester; weekly interactions occurred between dance and physical therapy students with qualitative responses collected. Results showed the Pilates-based protocol was feasible for dancers' training and resulted in no injuries. The FMS showed little change over the 12-week intervention, but the SEFIS showed improvement throughout the three timed measures. The interaction and educational component showed positive experiences between students in both disciplines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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