Study problem: Not only in Lithuania but also in the entire world asymmetrical children‘s posture is a current and relevant problem because incorrect vertical posture is an important factor, having impact on the formation of disorders in muscular balance of skeleton and performance of other organs. Purpose of the Paper: Evaluate the posture of 11-12 year-old children and determine a possible relation with separate body parts’ posture. Objectives: Evaluate the frequency of disorders in separate body parts’ posture among the children between the ages of 11-12; Compare the position of separate body part segments in respect to the sex of the child; Determine the correlation among the positions of segments. Hypothesis: It can be assumed that asymmetrical position of one body segment has impact on asymmetrical position of other body segments. Study Methodology: 1987 W. W. K. Hoeger subjective children’s posture evaluation model, where the deviation from the norm was defined by score, was chosen to use for evaluation. Separate body segments were examined in frontal and sagittal plane. Separate body parts were evaluated by scores: GOOD – 5, SATISFACTORY – 3, BAD – 1. The analysis of the gathered study data was processed by SPSS 10.0 computer program for Windows. Conclusions: 1. Most disorders for children between the ages of 11-12 appear in the following body segments: shoulder position (in frontal plane), trunk position (in sagittal plane) and neck and upper spinal cord position (in sagittal plane). Least problematic body parts are: position of knees and ankles (in frontal plane), position of head (in frontal plane) and position of legs (in sagittal plane). 2. In general, girls’ posture is better than that of boys’ 3. Among boys the best body segment is the position of knees and ankles (in frontal plane), and among girls – position of head (in frontal plane). Position of shoulders (in frontal plane) is the worst girls’ body part, whereas neck and upper spinal cord is most problematic among boys. 4. Children having correct shoulder position in frontal plane often than by chance (than accidentally) have a correct head, spinal and pelvic positions in frontal plane. Children whose spinal cord in frontal plane is asymmetrical also tend to have asymmetries in pelvis and shoulders in the frontal plane. 5. Children who have lumbar lordosis in sagittal plane tend to develop asymmetries in neck and upper spinal cord posture more often than accidentally in sagittal plane, and in case of lumbar lordosis in sagittal plane, most children have a protruding stomach.
Raktažodžiai: posture, vertinimas, evaluation, child, laikysena, vaikas