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'Kochan-Jacheć K, Ignasiak Z, Fugiel J, Krynicka I, 2004: The Body Posture of Urban Children in Respect of the Physical Development. Anthropologie (Brno) 42, 2: 129-136'.
Postural deformities in adolescent children are a serious social problem. Numerous postural deformities in children are scolioses, since intensive development processes result in possible curvature progression. It leads to permanent changes in locomotor system, labile spine stabilization, muscle weakening and systemic inefficiency (Kasperczyk 1994, Lizis et al. 1997, Skolimowski et al. 1993). The research aimed at defining the occurrence frequency of an incorrect body posture of children, as well as at assessing the relations between an incorrect posture and morphofunctional development of examined children. A group of 926 children aged 7-9 were examined by Moire topography. Body height and weight were measured for purposes of morphological assessment. The motor tests provided the diagnosis of the chosen conditional abilities: static strength of the right hand muscles and explosive power of the lower limbs. The results of our tests indicated that asymmetry occurred in the positioning of the spinous process in 48% of boys and 46% of girls. In both sex groups there was no dependence between the spinous process value from the C7-S1 line and the morphofunctional development level of the boys and girls at their early school age.
Body posture - Urban children - School age - Morphofunctional development - Moire topography

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