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Sports 2018, 6(3), 75; https://doi.org/10.3390/sports6030075

Gait Pattern, Impact to the Skeleton and Postural Balance in Overweight and Obese Children: A Review

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Wingate College of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Wingate Institute, Netanya 4290200, Israel
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Child Health and Sport Center, Pediatric Department, Meir Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 6100000, Israel
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Received: 9 June 2018 / Revised: 18 July 2018 / Accepted: 26 July 2018 / Published: 31 July 2018
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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. View Full-Text
Keywords: childhood obesity; gait; postural balance; intervention program childhood obesity; gait; postural balance; intervention program
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Steinberg, N.; Nemet, D.; Pantanowitz, M.; Eliakim, A. Gait Pattern, Impact to the Skeleton and Postural Balance in Overweight and Obese Children: A Review. Sports 2018, 6, 75.

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