Reference : Influence of a dynamic seating habit on lumbar control motor in schoolchildren
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Orthopedics, rehabilitation & sports medicine
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/216384
Influence of a dynamic seating habit on lumbar control motor in schoolchildren
English
Fettweis, Tatiana mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Kinésithérapie générale et réadaptation >]
Onkelinx, Marie-Noëlle [> >]
Schwartz, Cédric mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Kinésithérapie générale et réadaptation >]
Demoulin, Christophe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Kinésithérapie spécifique et réadaptation motrice >]
Croisier, Jean-Louis mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Kinésithérapie générale et réadaptation >]
Vanderthommen, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la motricité > Kinésithérapie spécifique et réadaptation motrice >]
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Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
IOS Press
Yes (verified by ORBi)
1053-8127
1878-6324
[en] Ergonomics ; Schoolchildren ; Sitting position ; Lumbar spine ; Proprioception ; Repositionning sense
[en] BACKGROUND: Adequate motor control is considered important for spinal stability and the prevention of low back pain in adulthood and in childhood.
OBJECTIVE: Given that the sitting position can affect proprioception, this study aimed to evaluate the influence of using at school a triangular and dynamic cushion on schoolchildren’s trunk motor control.
METHODS: Thirty 8-year-old schoolchildren were randomized into a control group (n=15) and a “cushion group” (n=15), in which the children used the cushion for one year and a half. At the end of this period, a 3D-analysis was used to assess lumbar spine proprioception by means of a trunk repositioning task performed blindfolded in a seated position in two conditions (on a stable and on an unstable surface).
RESULTS: The schoolchildren in the cushion group performed better at the trunk repositioning task (p=0.02) and hold their lumbar lordosis (p=0.03) better than the control children, in both conditions (stable and unstable).
CONCLUSIONS: This preliminary study suggests that daily use of a triangular dynamic cushion has a beneficial impact on children’s lumbar proprioception. Further studies are needed to confirm these results and investigate the effectiveness of its use to prevent low back pain in adulthood.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/216384
10.3233/BMR-169763

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