Adaptive physical activity and sport in 15-years old students with thoracic deformation

Nikolovska, Lence and Kraydjikova, Leyla and Andonova, Tatyana and Matzuridis, Andreas (2012) Adaptive physical activity and sport in 15-years old students with thoracic deformation. In: VI International Scientific Congress "Sport, Stress, Adaptation", 17 - 19 May, 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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In the conditions of modern life, the problems of improvement of the health of pupils by means of physical education are extremely important. The low motor activity together with bad body position and gait are among the most important etiological factors for the appearance of abnormal spinal curvatures. For many decades, different authors have tried to uncover the secrets of spinal abnormalities and to find the best methods and tools for their early and secondary prevention. A unified set of methods for treatment of abnormal spinal curvatures in its conservative, orthopedic or surgical modalities is still nonexistent at the world scale. Many authors admit that asymmetrical load, weakness and easy fatigue of the neuromuscular system are the reason for the formation of flawed posture, which can serve as an unlocking mechanism for structural scoliosis [5,6]. Others consider heredity to be an etiological factor [8,9]. According to them, the predisposition to the disease is congenital, but the deformations appear as a result of excessive load. Good prevention of abnormal spinal curvatures requires a whole set of measures, applied in both home and school environments [3].
One of the main tasks of adapted physical activity and sports (APAS) is achieving a more intense regime of children and adolescents with special needs in order to improve their functional and physical status. According to W. Bunnel (1979), an indication for conservative treatment is a deformity up to 20˚ [4]. A lot of authors [7,2] communicate their experience in applying regulated swimming in the complex therapy of children with scoliosis and flawed posture (kyphosis).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Lence Nikolovska
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 14:47
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 07:39

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