Introduction: Low back pain is a prevalent symptom in professional dancers, as well as structural changes of the lumbar spine and specific pathologies such as apophysitis. Salsa dance is characterized by repetitive movements and postures like Cambré, taken from the ballet, this posture consists of a rapid spine hyperextension movement. Currently, there are no studies that describe the biomechanical characteristics of postures practiced by salsa dancers.
Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the biomechanical characteristics of the cambré posture in professional salsa dancers.
Three female dancers were recluted, two of them had a BMI > 26. Each participant had a different performance pattern during kinematic analysis. The maximum trunk extension respect to the pelvis was 73º and rotation up to 27 º, there were no differences in the angles of movement with different types of footwear.
Iveth Urbano Chamorro– Especialista en Medicina física y rehabilitación, Universidad del Valle
Andres Reyes campo– Especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación, Universidad del Valle
Maria Zuluaga Ruiz– Especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación, Universidad del Valle
Diana Martinez Arce– Terapeuta Ocupacional, Universidad del Valle
Wilfredo Agredo– Especialista en deportología, Universidad del valle
Jessica Quiceno– Ingeniera Biomédica, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente
Victor Martinez Cortés– Especialista en medicina física y rehabilitación, Universidad del Valle