View Full Version : Re: heavy biomechanical load of children spine

07-17-2005, 11:24 PM

I have one study pertaining to school children that comes to mind. The
information is as follows:

Eur Spine Journal 11: 459-464 (2002)
Title: A 2-year prospective longitudinal study on low back pain in primary
school children
First author: M. Szpalski

I hope that this helps.


Robert Kell, PhD
Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies
CKHS Rm 164.20
University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, SK
S4S 0A2

Phone:(306) 585-4362
Fax: (306) 585-4854

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[mailto:BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL]On Behalf Of Danuta Roman-Liu
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 2:56 AM
Subject: [BIOMCH-L] heavy biomechanical load of children spine

Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

We are looking for any data concerning biomechanical load in children
(mostly in age between 7 to 13 years old) during lifting and carrying loads.
In Poland children are carrying all books from home to school and back home,
in their bags. This is suspected to create quite heavy biomechanical load of
children spine, which can cause overload and even disorders.

Thank you in advance for any response

Danuta Roman-Liu, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biomechanics

Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute

ul. Czerniakowska 16

00-701 Warsaw, Poland

tel. +48 22 6233275

e-mail: daliu@ciop.pl