SHS Web Conf.
Volume 51, 20186th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE (Part II)
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|Published online||07 November 2018|
Postural state of preschoolers on territory of Ružomberok and Martin, Slovakia
Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia
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Postural disorders are the current problems of the present time and can be monitored in each age group and today they are not rare even among pre-schoolers. Untreated postural disorders can cause spinal deformity, pain, neurological symptoms or disorders of movement patterns. It is therefore extremely important to monitor and assess their occurrence as early as in pre-school age, when posture is still developing and taking the form and, if irregularities are found, take relevant preventive measures. This is the reason we conducted the assessment of posture among pre-schoolers. Within the project Healthy little back carried out in Ružomberok and Martin we examined 111 pre-schoolers aged 5–6. Their posture was assessed using aspexia. The aim of the examination was to determine the posture of body parts and then assess the overall posture. To assess the posture we used a modified methodology of Napoleon Wolanski. Results: 48.65% pre-schoolers with physiologic posture, 36.94% with initial postural disorder and 14.41% with serious postural disorders. Less than half of pre-schoolers have physiological posture and it is therefore necessary to implement preventive measures and programs in kindergartens to avoid the situation to worsen.
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