Injury Reporting in Dance: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Clinical Practice Webinar

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Lauren McIntyre, ATC
Injury surveillance is a critical component of the sequence of prevention model. Inspired by early sports epidemiologists, the International Performing Arts Injury Reporting System (IPAIRS) was developed in 1981 by the Head Athletic Trainer for Joffrey Ballet to quantify injury and assess associated risk factors. IPAIRS, a collaborative, online instrument for the performing arts has yielded practicable information about fatigue and injury onset, ACL rate differences from athletes, and training volume variances between professional and university dancers. This presentation will make clear how robust surveillance can be implemented by athletic trainers for performing arts based preventative services.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to discuss trends in dance injury reporting and the history of injury surveillance in dance medicine.
Participants will be able to identify risk factors influencing injury occurrence among dancers of various styles and levels.
Participants will be able to implement strategies to modify risk and prevent injury based on the presented injury surveillance data.
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