1980 年 29 巻 2 号 p. 197-201
Infants often take an asymmetrical posture and muscle tone, that is, one sided flattening of the skull, postural scoliosis, limitation of abduction of the flexed hip, pelvic obliquity and so on.
In this study, we described the significance of the these oblique posture in infancy and the techniques of their handlings.
In order to prevent the occurrance of deformity of the skull, new-born babies should be put into the side position for the first four months. After that they should be kept in the prone position.
When an oblique posture was noticed in infants, we advised their mothers to do some handlings which were based on the righting and balance reactions: for example, oblique suspension.