Gait pattern, impact to the skeleton and postural balance in overweight and obese children: A review

Nili Steinberg, Dan Nemet, Michal Pantanowitz, Alon Eliakim

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Abstract

The article reviews the biomechanical factors that may cause overweight/obese children to reduce their level of physical activity, while increasing their risk of overuse injuries and exercise-related pain. Recommendations would be to screen those children for any gait or postural impairments before they join any exercise program, and to provide them with specific gait treatments and/or physical exercise programs, in order to decrease their risk for future musculoskeletal injuries and pain.

Original languageEnglish
Article number75
JournalSports
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

Keywords

  • Childhood obesity
  • Gait
  • Intervention program
  • Postural balance

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