The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries (HCDI) was founded with the objective to provide the dance community with sound, up-to-date medical information. In keeping with this goal, our Center’s staff have published and presented several groundbreaking studies in the areas of epidemiology, metabolism, dance injuries, biomechanics and rehabilitation. The HCDI is internationally recognized for setting standards in injury reporting and functional screening for dancers. Members of the HCDI staff have served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science and on the Research Committees of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, the Performing Arts Medical Association, the American Physical Therapy Association and Dance/USA.
Human Performance Research Laboratory
HCDI’s biomechanics research laboratory is equipped with an 8-camera high-speed digital Motion Analysis system, dual force plates, 16-channel electromyography, Biodex isokinetic dynamometry, and a Neurocom Balance Master system.