The Influence of Corrective Gymnastics on Correcting Deformities in Younger School-age Children -
Authors: Aleksandar Boroja , Bojan Bjelica, Mima Stanković, Dušan Đorđević, Rosario D'Onofrio, George Sebastian Iacob, Laishram Santos Singh, Milan Zelenović
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The aim of this paper is to point out the importance and degree of occurrence of postural problems in children of younger school age, with special emphasis on preventive action, in order to detect postural deformities in time and repair or remove them. The research was conducted on a sample of 362 children, of which 300 with some deformity (from 7 to 9 years), in the club "Carpe Diem" in Bijeljina, which deals with corrective gymnastics, where a total of 13 variables indicating postural irregularities were applied. The results showed postural deformity in 114 boys and 186 girls, where in both sexes SKOLI is dominant (M = 16; 14.04%, F = 43, 23.12%), which in total represents the largest number (59, 19.67%). Corrective exercise corrected the number of deformities in M by 56.39% (62), and in F by 52.15% (97). The obtained research results indicate the importance of regular exercise, with the application of adequate and targeted exercises, in accordance with the postural status of the child, where the implementation of corrective exercises in the school curriculum would significantly contribute to reducing postural disorders and structural disorders.