Child Anatomy – Developing Joints

Anatomy – Developing Joints

Types of Synovial Joints
Types of Synovial Joints

Kids Yoga & Joint Safety

Tendons – connect muscles to bones at the joints and are not to be stretched Ligaments – Connects bone to bone, providing stability and not to be stretched
Kids bones growing faster than their muscles which means tendons can be tight and easily strained
Growing bones will affect a child’s coordination and balance
Keep knee in line with ankle
Scapula is shallow so shoulder is unstable
Wrists soft as cartilage develops into bone by age 5
Many kids hypermobile – encourage strength over flexibility
Kids with flat feet need to build strength in feet and stretch the calves to help develop their gross motor skills