Study Regarding the Use of Basketball Elements in the Correction of Kyphotic Postures in Middle Schoolers


  • Vasile-Cătălin Ciocan „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacău, Calea Mărășești 157, 600115, Romania



game, basketball, pupils, kyphosis


Who should observe the deformation of the spine should be the parents or school doctors. Dorsal kyphosis causes an upper body compensation through a forward inclination of the neck and head, and a lower body one through an accentuation of the lumbar curvature. The scapulae get further apart from the thorax through the extension of the trapezius and rhomboid muscles and the shortening of the pectoralis major. The thorax is caved in and the shoulders are brought forward. Physical therapy uses movement for rehabilitation - somatic-functional, motor and psychomotor, or for reeducating the compensatory functions, in the case of the partially reversible or irreversible deficiencies. It is indispensable to medical rehabilitation, mental re-adaptation, professional reeducation and social re-adaptation. Thus, physical therapy refers to the rehabilitation of certain body functions, while prophylactic physiotherapy helps prevent the disorders, regardless of their nature, or even prevent recurrences of and complications from previous disorders.


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