Interpreting pain symptoms and how pain affects neuromuscular control in dancers: if I'm in pain, how should I train?

Claus, Andrew P. and MacDonald, David A. (2017) Interpreting pain symptoms and how pain affects neuromuscular control in dancers: if I'm in pain, how should I train?. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 21 1: 5-12. doi:10.12678/1089-313X.21.1.5


Author Claus, Andrew P.
MacDonald, David A.
Title Interpreting pain symptoms and how pain affects neuromuscular control in dancers: if I'm in pain, how should I train?
Journal name Journal of Dance Medicine and Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1089-313X
Publication date 2017-03-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.12678/1089-313X.21.1.5
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 12
Total pages 8
Place of publication Andover, NJ, United States
Publisher J Michael Ryan Publishing
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract This review draws from leading research on pain neuroscience and control of posture and movement to help inform rehabilitation approaches and when it may or may not be prudent to "dance through" pain. Control of posture and movement is frequently distorted by pain perception, and that may not be altered even when the pain is resolved. It is important to exclude serious systemic disease or major tissue injury with severe, unremitting, or persistent symptoms before focusing on movement-based rehabilitation. Both specific exercises (contraction of specific muscles and use of movement techniques) and general exercises (which promote strength, power, endurance, and flexibility) can help to manage individuals with persistent pain problems. Training control of posture and movement can improve motor skills and tissue integrity and also normalize perception of sensory stimuli from the peripheral nervous system in the brain. A framework for planning such training can be considered in terms of progression of load, complexity, and context.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/jmrp/jdms/2017/00000021/00000001/art00002

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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