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Excerpts — Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology 2nd Edition With Web Resource

Muscle Attachments to Bone

Connective tissue is intimately related to muscle tissue in that it provides structural support and serves as points of attachment to the respective bones.

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Ankle and Foot Injuries in Dancers

Very large forces are generated and absorbed in the ankle - foot complex in dance. For example, ankle joint compression forces have been calculated to reach 5 times body weight during walking and 9 to 13 times body weight during running (Hamill and Knutzen, 2009).

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