The Incidence of Vertebral Static Disorders at Children Aged 11-14 Years



Disorders of the osteo-musculo-articular system represents one of the most frequent pathological manifestations, both in terms of morbidity and economical costs. Therefore it is necessary an assessment of level of physical development and health status, based on medical examinations of physical balance in children from school communities. For this purpose, the initial evaluation of children by physiotherapists, through various tests and measurements specific for physical therapy, has a fundamental role in order to detect those with deficiencies (Lafond et al., 2007). The appreciations are made in conjunction with the data collected from medical records, and with the information about social and family context of respective subjects. The purpose of the study is to draw attention to the incidence of spinal postural impairments, within the same age group, and to its possible consequences for the adolescence and adulthood. In the context of medical recovery, physiotherapy plays a vital role in restoring the functionality potential of people with different conditions of incapacity. The study was carried out during the time of children’s evaluation at the beginning of the 2019 school year. The research included 75 children aged 11-14 from Special Middle School No. 3 in Bucharest. The methods used are: method of bibliographic study, observation, method of evalution, and recording of data and graphical presentation. From the 75 children evaluated, 70.67% had static vertebral disorders. The author consider that the school population is currently at risk of spinal disorders associated with sedentarism and abnormal body postures in both static and dynamic activities.


incidence; spinal postural impairments; special education system;

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