Dancer06 Posted August 15, 2004 Report Share Posted August 15, 2004 I am not sure where to put this, so please move it if necessary. I was reading on the website of the Cleveland Clinic about certain dance injuries and how to treat them, when I came across a section about what is preferred in a dancer's body (eg: slight hyperextension in the legs, long neck, etc). I read this, but it kind of confused me: "Genu Varum (bowlegged) Bowleggedness (riding a horse) is favored for the ballet dancer for both practical and visual reasons. External tibial torsion (outward rotation of the lower leg) is favorable in that it can increase turnout of the leg." I had always thought before that being bowlegged was NOT good for someone who wants to be a ballet dancer. Anyone have any thoughts or comments? Quote Link to comment
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