It is important to recognize marked or persistent postural deviations in the growing individual, but it is equally important to recognize that children are not expected to conform to an adult standard of alignment. This is true for a number of reasons, but mainly because the developing individual shows much greater mobility and flexibility with respect to the adult. Most postural deviations in the growing child fall into the category of developmental deviations; When the patterns become habitual, they can cause postural sagging. Developmental deviations are those that appear in many children around the same age and that improve or disappear without any corrective treatment, sometimes even despite unfavorable environmental influences. Whether a deviation in a child is developing into postural failure should be determined by repeated or continuous observation, not a single examination. If the condition remains static or the drift increases, corrective measures are indicated. Serious crimes need treatment as soon as they are observed, regardless of the age of the individual. A young child is unlikely to have habitual absences and, in fact, could be harmed by unnecessary corrective measures. Over-correcting can lead to outliers that are more damaging and difficult to treat than those that caused the original concerns. Some of the differences between children and adults are due to the fact that in the years between birth and maturity, the structures of the body grow at varying rates. In general, bodily structures grow rapidly at first, then at a gradually reduced rate. An example of this is bone enlargement. Associated with a greater overall length of the skeleton is a change in the predicted lengths of its various segments. This change in proportions occurs when first one part of the skeleton and then another have the fastest growth rate. The gradual strengthening of the ligaments and fascia, as well as the strengthening of the muscles, are significant development factors. Its effect is to gradually limit the range of joint movement towards the typical band of maturity. The resulting increase in stability is beneficial because it decreases the danger of stress from handling heavy objects or other strenuous activities. Normal The joint range for adults should provide an effective balance between movement and stability. A joint that's too much limited in range or not sufficiently limited is vulnerable to stress. The child's greater range of joint motion makes possible momentary and habitual deviations in alignment that would be considered sprains in the adult.At the same time, flexibility acts as a protection against the development of fixed postural sagging. Already at the age of 8 or 10, laterality patterns related to posture can appear. The slight deviation of the spine towards the side opposite the upper hip makes its first appearance. There also tends to be a compensatory low shoulder on the side of the upper hip. In most cases, the low shoulder is a less significant factor. Generally, shoulder correction tends to follow lateral pelvic tilt correction, but the reverse is not true. One should not attempt to lift the shoulder into position with constant muscular effort. Activities that have rather neutral effects on posture are games or sports in which walking or running predominate. Sports that affect muscle imbalance are predominantly one-sided, such as those involving the use of a racket or club. Small children's play activities are often It varies enough so that there are no problems with muscle imbalance or habitual misalignment. However, when a the child is old enough to participate in track and field, a point can be reached where further development of skill through intensive practice requires the sacrifice of some degree of good muscle balance and skeletal alignment. While seemingly unimportant at the time, acquired failures can turn into a painful condition. Results Specific exercises may be needed to maintain joint mobility and to strengthen some muscles if the opposing muscles are overdeveloped from activity. These exercises should be specific to the part in question and therapeutic for the body as a whole.

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