1. bookVolume 28 (2021): Issue 2 (June 2021)
Journal Details
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16 May 2011
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4 times per year
access type Open Access

Physical Activity and Parameters of Body Posture in the Frontal Plane in Children

Published Online: 30 Jun 2021
Page range: 20 - 24
Received: 18 Jun 2021
Accepted: 28 Jun 2021
Journal Details
First Published
16 May 2011
Publication timeframe
4 times per year
Abstract Introduction

Physical activity may have an impact on the parameters of body posture. Scientific reports suggest that levels of physical activity are declining among society, which may result in incorrect changes in body posture. This study aimed to assess the relationship between physical activity and the parameters characterizing posture in the frontal plane in children.

Material and Methods

Sixty-seven primary school students aged 9 were enrolled in the study, including 29 girls and 38 boys. The posture was evaluated with the photogrammetric method. Also, anthropometric measures and the level of physical activity were investigated.


The highest percentage of examined children was characterized by a moderate level of physical activity. Children with a high level of physical activity were characterized by the greater asymmetry of position between the right and left shoulder as compared to those with a low and a moderate level of physical activity.


There were statistically significant differences only in the height of shoulders in children with a high level of physical activity. This study should be repeated in adolescence, characterized by changes in development and a reluctance to physical activity.


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