BREATHING EXERCISES INFLUENCE ON FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES OF CHILDREN HAVING PSYCHO-NEIROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Igors Kisis, Natalja Sitnika

Abstract


Children are constantly growing and evolving. Physical activity forms an integral daily part of a child’s life, at home and school. Its practice is natural and spontaneous, and it is considered synonymous with good health. Physical activity is necessary to children’s general, staturoponderal, motor, psychological and social development. Increased motor activity observed children with psycho-neurological disorders indicates one of the exhaustion phases. In order to suggest a correct amount and intensity of physical activities, it is required to determine the level of the functional abilities of an organism. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the functional abilities in pupils with psycho-neurological disturbances, aged 13±2, after the individual biofeedback breathing program had been used. We used the method of heart rhythm variability (HRV) analysis. This method is used to analyse and assess the regulatory system of the physiological functions of a human body. We also used a heart rhythm analysing computer software Omega-S as a diagnostic tool which was developed in the Dinamika laboratory.

KEYWORDS: children with psycho-neurological disturbances, functional abilities, OMEGA-S.


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