Journal of Dance Medicine & Science


The Journal of Dance Medicine & Science (JDMS) is a members-only quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that has an international editorial board and is the official publication of IADMS. The journal is indexed in MEDLINE. It is published by J. Michael Ryan Publishing, Inc.

Starting on January 1, 2021, JDMS will be available as an electronic publication only. 

JDMS Editorial Staff

Ruth Solomon
John Solomon

Associate Editors
Shaw Bronner, PhD, PT, OCS
Peter G. Gerbino, MD

Research Consultant
Carolyn Hushman, PhD

Assistant Editor, Book Reviews
Gigi Berardi, PhD

Editorial Board
Jarmo J. Ahonen, PT
Jatin P. Ambegaonkar, PhD, ATC, OT, CSCS
Phillip Bauman, MD
Derrick D. Brown, MSc(Dist)
Steven Chatfield, PhD
Kathryn Daniels, MA
Freddie H. Fu, MD, DSc(Hon), DPs(Hon)
James G. Garrick, MD
Marshall Hagins, PhD, PT
Yiannis Koutedakis, PhD
Peter Lavine, MD
Marijeanne Liederbach, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS
Anthony Luke, MPH, MD
James MacDonald, MD, MPH
Lynda Mainwaring, MHK, PhD, CPsych
Lyle J. Micheli, MD
Marika Molnar, PT
Luana Poggini, PhD, MD
Boni Rietveld, MD, BA(mus)
Donald J. Rose, MD
Jeffrey A. Russell, PhD, ATC
Itzhak Siev-Ner, MD
Heather Southwick, MSPT
David S. Weiss, MD
Thomas M. Welsh, PhD
Virginia Wilmerding, PhD
Margaret Wilson, PhD, MS
Matthew A. Wyon, MSc, PhD


This publication is suitable for healthcare professionals and for dance science and medicine researchers and academics. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.