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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1999;23(2):377-383.
Analysis of Six Positions in Ballet by Measurement of Foot Plantar Pressure.
Lee, Jeong Gueon , Sim, Jae Hee , Park, Si Bog , Choi, Sung Yi , Lee, Kyung Tai
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University.
2Department of Dancing, College of Athletics, Suwon University.
3Department of Orthopedics, College of Medicine, Eulji University.
발바닥압력측정을 이용한 발레의 6가지 동작분석
이정권, 심재희1, 박시복, 최성이1, 이경태2
한양대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1수원대학교 무용학과, 2을지대학교 의과대학 족부정형외과

The purpose of this study is to analyze the distribution of plantar pressure in six balletpositions and to compare those between the skilled and unskilled ballet dancers.

Thirty eight feet of healthy ballerina were evaluated by EMED-SF (Novel GMBH Inc. Ger.) system to analyze six positions of ballet. At each position, we estimated the static and dynamic positions. The forefoot was divided into 6 different zones on the basis of head of metatarsal bones. The degree of discipline was assessed by 3 expert ballerina.

In each position, there were significant peak pressure distribution areas. In the skilled ballerina, there was less difference in peak pressure between the static and dynamic positions in comparision with the unskilled ballerina. In the skilled ballerina, more forces are distributed to M6 area in releve position and to M3 and M6 areas in turnout positions.

Six basic ballet positions could be analyzed by plantar pressure measurement. There were some differences in the distribution of planter pressure in some ballet positions between the skilled and unskilled ballet dancers.

Key Words: Six ballet positions, Six ballet positions, Plantar pressure measurement, Force distribution


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