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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2014, XXXVI/215: 336-340

Title: Evaluation of an influence of systematic motor activity on the body posture of young people

Authors: Tomaszewska A., Pawlicka-Lisowska A.

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Evaluation of an influence of systematic motor activity on the body posture of young people


Tomaszewska A.1, Pawlicka-Lisowska A.2

1NZOZ “ESKULAP” – Out-Patient Clinic of Family Health in Pabianice, Poland; 2Medical University of Lodz, Poland, Department of Methodology of Teaching Movement

The aim of the study was evaluation of an influence of systematic motor activity on the body posture of the 1st year of Physiotherapy students of the Medical University of Lodz. The research enabled to analyse an influence of systematic motor activity on reduction of faulty postures among the examined persons, as well as an evaluation, whether such an activity at least prevented deepening of these defects.
Material and methods
. The body posture has been evaluated in case of 30 students of the 1st year of the I stage Physiotherapy of the Medical University of Lodz, aged 19–23. The Kasperczyk method of pointing has been used for research purposes. Evaluation of the body posture has been performed twice, and the students had taken part in systematic motor activity between the first and the second examination.
Results
. The performed research has shown a very significant percentage of people with faulty posture. A correct body posture has been found in case of 3.3% of the tested persons during the first examination and in case of 26.7% of the tested persons during the second examination. On the other hand, an incorrect body posture has been found in case of 30% of the tested persons and then in case of 3.3% of the tested persons. The dominant defect in the analysed material in both examinations has been an incorrect position of shoulders and, moreover: excessively convex abdomen, incorrectly protruding head and deepened lumbar lordosis.
Conclusions
. The analysis of results of each of the examinations shows the general improvement of body posture in the group of the tested students caused by regular physical activity. The acquired results confirm, that an early diagnostics and systematic physical exercises oriented to a specific defect can prevent deepening of defects and give a chance to even eliminate the existing ones.

Key words: body posture, faulty postures, physical activity

Pol. Merk. Lek., 2014, XXXVI, 215, 336