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Lying in the bed or creeping on a floor, the kid is capable to get up the most surprising tricks. From where such wonderful flexibility undertakes? And how to help the child to keep this dexterity which in the future will allow it to own the body and to feel in life more surely? These questions are answered by the kinesitherapist (the expert in physiotherapy exercises and medical massage) Jean - Louis Delaplas.

you can visit as much as often a gym, to you all the same not to be compared in flexibility to the kid. In half a year its favourite toy is own leg which it without the slightest efforts pulls in a mouth and with pleasure sucks. Lying on a back, it rests legs and caves in not worse than real gymnasts. A bit later the kid begins to manufacture such surprising kolenets as if it is not the person, but the rubber sweetie. Any exercises are subject to it. How it manages to small kids to be such easy and plastic?

“Flexibility of babies - characteristic property of a certain stage of their development, - Jean - Louis Delaplas explains. - In the first months after the birth their skeleton is plastic as clay. Bones of kids are, in fact, yet not bones, and soft hryashchik who will gradually accumulate calcium and to harden“.

As young escapes

During this period the bone skeleton of the kid which is created in 12 weeks of pre-natal life differs in unusual flexibility. For this reason legs of the baby are slightly bent: tibial and femurs repeat a bend of constantly bent extremities. Weak stones can be compared to young escapes on tree branches: they same thin and flexible and of a week by a week become firmer. Therefore you should not try to teach children to go ahead of time.“ I categorically against any “walkers“, - say Jean - Louis Delaplas. - The nature did not provide that similar devices were at the disposal of children. They have no sufficient force in muscles yet to become straight and support a body in vertical position, and bones got stronger not enough“. The matter is that the speed of hardening of bones depends on strain which they experience. Too early support on weak legs can lead to premature ossification and curvature.

an embryo Pose

However should not go into other extremes - stones at kids not so fragile! Moreover, even if there will be a change, the bone grows together quickly and without hems.

If the adult breaks a hand, on the place of a change the bone callosity which will remain on for the rest of the life is formed. At the child everything is restored in an ideal look: in half a year from a change there will be no left no slightest trace.

to Muscles of babies, as well as bones, just it is necessary to reach a maturity. Just born kid has quite intense look: handles and legs are crooked and pressed to a body. It is impossible to straighten them as muscles - sgibatel, possessing the raised tone, it is right there bent them again, returning the child in a characteristic “pose of an embryo“.

In a maternal womb a germ will be curtailed a kalachik that leads to some imbalance in development of its muscular system. Muscles - sgibatel are in a condition of constant activity, and razgibatel differ in the lowered tone. Throughout all pre-natal period the child is in the bent situation, however seeks to be extended in all length therefore it is sometimes pushed with legs. To it it is close in the shelter, here it also gives the first signals demonstrating aspiration to be released. However at the time of the birth only muscles - sgibatel of occipital part of a trunk, hands and legs are prepared for functioning.

the New picture of the world

is Not enough

- Pomala the child trains muscles, mastering new types of movements. At first he rolls out legs as though he twists bicycle pedals. So he learns to bend and extend legs, eventually, to put them on matrasik and to make a start. Now it can raise buttocks and last, developing back muscles. Having worked properly as handles and legs, the kid is curved, turns over, and here he is waited by a surprise. Full change of a point of view. If earlier he saw the world from a prone position, then now perceives it in the same foreshortening, as adults. First this opening frightens, but soon the world picture from the new point of view begins to be pleasant to it, and he with pleasure examines everything from the new situation around.

Step by step

Now the movements of the child are directed to


to achievement of the new purpose - preparation for walking. All children have the general program: to get on feet and to go to investigate world around, but everyone reaches it in own way. One at first creep, others - are not present. Actually decisive stage comes when the kid rises to the feet, becomes straight and gets used to cope with force of terrestrial gravitation. For this purpose it needs to learn to operate a muscle work - sgibatel and razgibatel, to weaken them in time. Thus the muscular tone is improved.

It is important, however, that the tone of muscles was not excessively raised. Growing up, children with the raised muscular tone lose flexibility earlier and more. Besides, plasticity and elasticity of a body are descended. If parents of high growth also do not differ in flexibility, they should not count that the child will be the little acrobat: family “inflexibility“ is recorded in genes. Genetically representatives of various races differ in this parameter also: so, Asians have muscles and sheaves more flexible, than at Europeans.

the Stress - the sworn enemy of flexibility

needs to consider the fact that the capital which got to us in inheritance is affected by a surrounding situation and a way of life. That the kid could keep the wonderful flexibility in the maximum degree, it is necessary that he had an opportunity to move as will like. Your debt - to allow it to accept the most unusual poses, to make any tricks... Even if it “spins“ on a sofa expensive to your heart in a drawing room! Children to whom all forbid which often are in a condition of a stress, live in constant tension, grow clamped, pull in the head in shoulders, will stoop a back. In their shape as in a water drop, the intense situation is reflected in a family: they held down muscles, flexibility is lost. Therefore it is so important to allow children to self-express in the movement, to encourage them to move freely, without being afraid of bans and imperative hails. Then they will grow up dexterous, sports and will perfectly own the body.


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