Functional Screening Tests for Predicting Injury in Ballet Dancers

Study Overview

This research will be conducted to examine the various functional tests that are used when screening ballet dancers before a season, in order to determine if they have the ability to predict if a dancer will suffer an injury or injuries. The goal of this research is to identify the test or tests that may allow us to predict injury so that injury prevention services can be improved for future ballet dancers.

Study Description

Ballet dancers are a group of artistic athletes that suffer a high rate of musculoskeletal injury, and injury prevention is of paramount importance. Ballet therapists utilize unique sets of functional tests in hope to identify and prevent injury risk. The purpose of this study is to investigate the ability of these specific functional movement tests to predict the possibility of a ballet dancer suffering a musculoskeletal injury or injuries.

Additional Information

This study takes place in Bloomington, IN and is only accepting ballet dancers within the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University Bloomington.

Participants will not be paid for their participation.


  • IRB Number: 1608878123
  • Research Study Identifier: TX7339
  • Principal Investigator: Carrie Docherty

Recruitment Status

Open

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