Spinal postural alignment variance according to sex and age in 7- and 8-year-old children.

@article{Penha2009SpinalPA,
  title={Spinal postural alignment variance according to sex and age in 7- and 8-year-old children.},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Jundi Penha and Marina Baldini and S{\'i}lvia Maria Amado Jo{\~a}o},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={154-9}
}
PURPOSE Children's postural alignment undergoes many adjustments due to the changes in body proportions during the stages of growth. The objective of this study was to quantitatively characterize and analyze spinal postural standards in 7- and 8-year-old children to verify which of the differences found were correlated to age and sex. METHODS Two hundred thirty public school students (Amparo, São Paulo, Brazil) aged 7 to 8 years were divided into groups according to postural alignment, which… CONTINUE READING
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