2006, Volume 2

Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children



Andrzej Mroczkowski1, Ewaryst Jaskólski2

1Complex of Technical Schools, Koło, Poland, Koło
2Chair of Methodology of Sports, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland, Wrocław


Author for correspondence: Andrzej Mroczkowski; Complex of Technical Schools, Koło, Poland; email: amroczkowski[at]eranet.pl


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Abstract

Background and Study Aim: To examine the effects of aikido exercises on the angles of lateral spinal curvature in frontal plane in cases of scoliosis.
Material and Methods: A group of 202 boys aged 7 – 10 years participated in the study. They were divided in 3 groups: experimental (subjected to aikido exercises; n = 68), corrective (subjected to conventional corrective exercises; n = 75) and control (no corrective exercises; n = 59). Children with and without scoliosis were studied; those without scoliosis had slanting pelvis in the frontal plane. Posturometric measurements were conducted in 2002/2003.
Results: The decrease of the angle of lateral spinal curvature was obtained in experimental and corrective groups.
Conclusions: The applied aikido exercises reduced the lateral spinal curvature in scoliotic children. In the nonscoliotic ones, the increased spinal angle was significantly smaller than in control groups.


Key words: aikido, scoliosis, spinal curvatures


Cite this article as:

AMA:

Mroczkowski A, Jaskólski E. Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children. ARCH BUDO. 2006;2

APA:

Mroczkowski, A., & Jaskólski, E. (2006). Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children. ARCH BUDO, 2

Chicago:

Mroczkowski, Andrzej, Jaskólski Ewaryst. 2006. "Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children". ARCH BUDO 2

Harvard:

Mroczkowski, A., and Jaskólski, E. (2006). Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children. ARCH BUDO, 2

MLA:

Jaskólski, Ewaryst et al. "Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children." ARCH BUDO, vol. 2, 2006

Vancouver:

Mroczkowski A, Jaskólski E. Effects of aikido exercises on lateral spine curvatures in children. ARCH BUDO 2006; 2