Ask Deb: How Do I Prevent a Labral Tear?

Ask Deb: How Do I Prevent a Labral Tear?

Q: I have a friend who was diagnosed with a labral tear. She said it’s becoming more common among dancers. Is there a way to prevent this?A: Labral tears are being diagnosed more often because our ability to see inside the hip capsule with arthrograms and MRIs...
How 
Turn-in Helps Your Turnout

How Turn-in Helps Your Turnout

Turnout—the outward rotation of the hips that dancers are constantly striving to improve. Yet few actually have the 180-degree outward rotation that is so idealized. In her 40-plus years of working as a movement analyst, Deborah Vogel has only come across a handful of...
Ask Deb: How Do Wide Hips Affect Turnout?

Ask Deb: How Do Wide Hips Affect Turnout?

How does having wide hips affect my turnout?The width of your hips doesn’t influence how much turnout you have at the joint. Turnout is determined by your hip joint structure and the muscle balance around the joint. That being said, having wider hips can...

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