"According to researchers at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, part of NYU Langone Medical Center, “landing like a dancer” may be the key to preventing painful knee injuries. In a previous study conducted over a five-year period, Harkness Center researchers discovered that modern and ballet dancers experience a much lower incidence of injuries to the ACL (one of the knee's major stabilizing ligaments) than team-sport athletes do. And, they experience this lower injury rate despite the fact that dancers regularly jump more than 200 times in just one class. So, how are dancers protecting their ACLs in spite of it all?"

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