Relationship Between Antigravity Control and Postural Control in Normal Children

정상 아동의 반중력 조절과 자세 조절간의 상관 관계

  • Cho, Jeong-Ar (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Yonsei Rehabilitation Hospital, Yonsei University Medical Center) ;
  • Choi, Sun-Hee (Dept. of Rehabilitation, College of Health Science, Yonsei University) ;
  • Kim, Jung-Min (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Hansarang Maul)
  • 조정아 (연세의료원 재활병원 물리치료실) ;
  • 최선희 (연세대학교 보건과학대학 재활학과) ;
  • 김정민 (한사랑 마을 물리치료실)
  • Published : 1994.12.02


The purposes of this study were 1) to determine the relationship between antigravity control(supine flexion and prone extension) and postural control(static and dynamic balance) by age, 2) to determine the quality of antigravity and postural control, and 3) to determine whether sex difference correlates with differences in antigravity and postural control in young normal children. We tested 120 children aged 4 to 7 years. The study results showed a significant relationship between antigravity and postural control by age. Quality scale measurements(r=0.90) indicated that the children in this study had not yet developed full antigravity or postural control. The study results revealed differences between sexes(f>m in 5 of 7 tests) and a significant relationship by age in antigravity and postural control.