Clinical practice and some scientific evidence seem to suggest that there is some kind of relationship between the components that form the postural chain. For professional dancers, good posture and balance are essential. The aim of the present retrospective study is to evaluate whether gnathological treatment could have an impact on the postural balance and sports performance of professional ballet dancers. Electromyographic (EMG) data and balance tests were recorded before and after six months of treatment with a customized occlusal splint. Twenty athletes were examined during ballet exercises in terms of balance and speed of execution by two experienced clinicians. The results showed statistically significant changes for all EMG tests carried out and the Flamingo Balance Test. It appears that the use of a customized occlusal device improved neuro-muscular coordination and the overall performance of dancers.

The role of dental occlusion and neuromuscular behavior in professional Ballet dancers’ performance: A pilot study / H. Didier, F. Assandri, F. Gaffuri, D. Cavagnetto, A. Abate, M. Villanova, C. Maiorana. - In: HEALTHCARE. - ISSN 2227-9032. - 9:3(2021 Mar), pp. 251.1-251.9. [10.3390/healthcare9030251]

The role of dental occlusion and neuromuscular behavior in professional Ballet dancers’ performance: A pilot study

H. Didier
Primo
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D. Cavagnetto;C. Maiorana
Ultimo
2021

Abstract

Clinical practice and some scientific evidence seem to suggest that there is some kind of relationship between the components that form the postural chain. For professional dancers, good posture and balance are essential. The aim of the present retrospective study is to evaluate whether gnathological treatment could have an impact on the postural balance and sports performance of professional ballet dancers. Electromyographic (EMG) data and balance tests were recorded before and after six months of treatment with a customized occlusal splint. Twenty athletes were examined during ballet exercises in terms of balance and speed of execution by two experienced clinicians. The results showed statistically significant changes for all EMG tests carried out and the Flamingo Balance Test. It appears that the use of a customized occlusal device improved neuro-muscular coordination and the overall performance of dancers.
Dance; Occlusion; Oral pathologies treatment; Oral rehabilitation; Temporomandibular joint; Well-being of the oral cavity
Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche
mar-2021
1-mar-2021
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