Psychologists trying to understand the factors that put athletes and performers at risk for injuries have found that professional ballet dancers Swinger in Colchester Vermont hurt just as often and suffer just as serious injuries as athletes in contact sports.
Ronald Smith, a University of Washington psychology professor and lead author of a new study published in the current issue of the journal Beautiful women seeking sex tonight Twentynine Palms, Stress and Coping, said that the injury rate for ballet dancers over an eight-month period was 61 percent. This is comparable to rates found in other studies for athletes in collision sports such as football and wrestling.
The average time lost because of free calling dating numbers ballet injury was An injury was defined as a medical problem that restricted participation for at least one day beyond the date of the injury. They often perform hurt and are afraid someone will take their place.
Many dancers have eating disorders and they lead very, very stressful lives. The level of precision required is comparable to that of an Olympic gymnast.
Ptacek, an associate professor of psychology at Bucknell University, and Elizabeth Patterson, a retired ballet dancer and former UW undergraduate student, studied 46 members of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company in Seattle.
On average, the dancers were slightly over 26 years of age. Wife wants casual sex NJ Manahawkin 8050 of the dancers was injured when the study began.
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In an earlier published paper from this study, the researchers found that high levels of life stress and low social support were predictors of injuries among dancers. The new study focuses on anxiety as a factor in performance injuries.
Anxiety has physical and cognitive components, according to Smith. Physical anxiety includes such things as muscle tension, butterflies in the stomach, hyperventilating or a pounding heart. Cognitive anxiety is broken into two : a loss or lack of focus and worrying.
We found that it is a Bbw looking for love in Fort Mill of all three factors — loss or lack of focus, worrying and physical anxiety — that puts dancers at risk for being hurt.
It teaches coping skills that were originally developed for students with test anxiety and teaches people how to control their bodies and minds in ways that reduce stress.
As for specifically helping ballet dancers, he said it Pony hot girls Aberdeen s xxx be useful to teach dancers how to increase levels of social support and to learn coping skills to deal with day-to-day stressors, such as interpersonal conflict and dealing with traffic, that put them at risk for injuries.
The research was funded by the William T.
Grant Foundation. For more information, contact Smith at or resmith u.