POSTURAl CONTROL STRATEGIES IN DANCERS AND NON DANCERS

  • Andrea Fidler
  • Jeffrey M. Haddad
  • Jeff L. Gagnon
Keywords: postural control, dancers, center of pressure, center of mass, time to boundary

Abstract

Postural stability is typically measured by assessing total excursions of either the center of pressure or whole body center of mass. One problem with measures such as these is that interpretations or postural stability are typically made without references to any stability boundaries. Further, postural control studies are typically on'y conducted on individuals with balance impairments and compared to healthy controls. Little research has been conducted on athletes with high levels of postural control. This study compares the postural dynamics of elite balancers with matched control subjects using stability measures that take into account the stability boundaries of different postures.
Published
2008-03-12