A pilot study to profile the lower limb musculoskeletal health in children with obesity.

@article{OMalley2012APS,
  title={A pilot study to profile the lower limb musculoskeletal health in children with obesity.},
  author={Grace O'Malley and Juliette M Hussey and Edna Roche},
  journal={Pediatric physical therapy : the official publication of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={292-8}
}
PURPOSE : Evidence suggests a negative effect of obesity on musculoskeletal health in children. A pilot study was undertaken to investigate the presence of musculoskeletal impairments in children with obesity and to explore the relationships among body mass index, physical activity, and musculoskeletal measures. METHODS : Lower limb musculoskeletal health (pain, power, balance, flexibility, and range of motion), physical activity, and screen time were assessed using standardized methods… CONTINUE READING
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