Title

Exploring Active and Passive Contributors to Turnout in Dancers and Non-Dancers.

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Lower-extremity external rotation, or turnout, is a fundamental skill in dance. Active standing turnout has previously been measured using low-friction turnout disks. Turnout is influenced by passive range of motion (ROM) and strength, with passive ROM a function of bony morphology and ligamentous/capsular restraints.