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BioMed Research International - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 817913, 6 pages -

Research Article

Department of Medicine, Institute of Physiotherapy, University of Rzeszów, Warszawska 26A Street, 35-205 Rzeszów, Poland

Physiotherapy Department, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education, Marymoncka 34, 00-968 Warsaw, Poland

Received 24 April 2015; Revised 22 July 2015; Accepted 18 August 2015

Academic Editor: Frédéric Noé

Copyright © 2015 Katarzyna Walicka-Cupryś et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The aim of the paper was to determine a correlation between the weight of a child’s backpack, their body weight, and certain features of their body posture. Material and Methods. The study group consisted of 109 children, all aged seven years. The parameters of body posture were determined using the Zebris Ultrasonic System. Results. The number of children carrying a school backpack in accordance with recommendations was 44 subjects 40.37%. Statistically significant changes were found in the total length of the spine , and between backpack weight and changes in the following parameters: the total length of the spine , , the length and the angle of the lumbar lordosis , , the angle of the lumbar lordosis , , and the sacral angle , . Conclusions. Wearing a backpack heavier than 10% of one’s body weight can cause shallowing of the lumbar lordosis and a tendency towards a vertical position of the sacrum. Monitoring the weight of children’s school backpacks and enabling them to leave books and notebooks at school would probably be beneficial in reducing the daily burden put on children’s spines.





Author: Katarzyna Walicka-Cupryś, Renata Skalska-Izdebska, Maciej Rachwał, and Aleksandra Truszczyńska

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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