Here are 3 quick methods you can do to find out if your height measured up to what it ‘should’ be or determine how tall your child will be.
Methods for Predicting Your Child’s Height
- Genetic Potential Height: Add the height of your mother and father together in inches and find the average height. Then add 2.5 inches to determine a boy’s height and subtract 2.5 inches to determine a girl’s height.
- Two Times Two: Figure out how tall your child is or was when she/he was two years old, then multiply that height by two.
- Follow the curve: Measure your child’s current height, then plot it on the growth curve chart used by pediatricians. Follow along on their growth curve—staying in the same percentile and see where they end up as an adult.”- verywellfamily.com
None of these methods are absolute, as other growth factors influence how tall you will be, such as posture issues and scoliosis.
Some say that the ratio of your height is 1:1 to your arm length or wingspan.
Wingspan is your arm length measured from the middle finger of your right hand to the middle finger of your left hand when outstretched.
Measuring wingspan is just one of the many measurement tools that I take when you are a patient here, specifically for posture related issues, such as scoliosis, Schueremann’s, kyphosis or hyperlordosis.
There is also research linking arm length or wingspan to excelling in athletic sports, specifically those that involve balls, wrestling and the mixed martial arts.
Makes sense when you think about it since the longer your arm is, then you can reach your opponent or the ball before those with shorter limbs!
Study shows wingspan has a correlation to athletic prowess in the NBA, MMA
Come in for a posture assessment and see how wingspan reflects your height!
“No one can really predict to what heights you might soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings.” – Gil Atkinson