Exercise and play are both important in the musculoskeletal development of a child. It is therapeutic, as well as being good for stimulating bone growth while improving cardiovascular, respiratory and mental healthy. However parents need to be aware of the likely risks to significant alterations in the musculature asymmetry such as unequal shoulder, the curve in the back, the twist hips, and feet placement.
Some of these actives include swimming, basketball, golf and soccer, just to name a few. Kids who swim have a tendency to breathe to one side. If they start early at 5 or 6 years of age,( well before skeletal maturity ) the body can mold to that repetitive stress. The swimmer who constantly turns to breathe on the right side will chronically induce a rotation to the right in their neck and chest. When their body attempts to grow, not only will they have a difficult time turning left, but the chest wall enclosing the heart and lungs will have a difficult time expanding and elongating. Basketball has the same effect. The dominant hand will be the shooting hand, and that shoulder will always be higher, that side more stretched. Therefore there is a possible that both swimmers and baseballs players can develop early scoliosis with or without chest pain.
Therefore patents need to know that traumas at the earliest staged of development can affect the child's development and alter it. We provide Manual Osteopathic treatment to balance the musculature asymmetry and reduce the repetitive stress on the body. You will be amazed how fast they can be balanced and relieve from their pain.