Dancer and Gymnast Bone Health Study

 Did you participate in organized dance/ gymnastics activities for at least 3 hours/ week for the past 36 months or longer?

If you are 18 to 35 years old and answered yes to the question above, we would like to invite you to participate in a research study of the bones of dancers and gymnasts.

You will also be screened for hip bone health and body composition for free. This study results will allow a better understanding of how bones and joints of  dancers and gymnasts adapt to training. This information can be used to promote better training practices and potentially reduce injury risks to your bones. You will be compensated for your participation with a $5 Target Gift Card.

This research project is being conducted by Ana Freire (Ph.D. candidate in Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota), Lesley Scibora, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota – School of Kinesiology), Dr. Moser (Minnesota Dance Medicine and Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute Physician), and Dr. Larson (Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute Physician).

If you have questions, comments, or would like to participate, please contact Ana Freire directly at