Child diagnosed with weak core stability Advice…
What about joining a gym and enrolling yoga, pilates or circuit classes? Gym’s might have a minimum age though, but I guess you might get some sympathy/allowance if it’s a diagnosed medical problem?
Sailing will kill or cure it, but is probably more expensive than horse riding!Posted 3 years agoeddie11Subscriber
To be honest I’d look at glass half full. I wish they has known core stability wheniwerealad. He can swim, run cycle etc as other muscles overcompensate. this works fine for a while but will trap nerves, lead to gait problems and bam sciatic pain and bad knees. He can manage it and in 5 years time hell have core muscles 10 times what his mates have got.
Sympathies with trying to get a 4 year old to engage properly and plank etc. for more than 2 secs though.Posted 3 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
How old is he? Exercises are fine but if he’s young you probably need an activity to keep him engaged.
If he’s too young to take a single sport seriously (say <13) then you’d be better off just thinking of stuff to do that involved core strength, go cannoeing one evening, SUPing* another, then a climbing wall, the BMX track etc. And aim to get your 5x1hour’s exercise a week that way (as well as seeing if he’ll stick with the situps/planks/whatever the physio advises.
If he’s older and more focussed and actualy capable of training for a partucular activity then see if there’s one he want’s to take up, or even just hit the gym to impress girls!
*watched the Isle of Sheppey race at the weekend, fliping nutters the lot of them!Posted 3 years agounfitgeezerMember
I wrote on here a few months back about my son having a bad back etc, a few weeks ago we saw specialist Paediatric physiotherapist we spent a few hours with her, she was doing tests etc…her diagnoses is weak core stability, which now explains why he cant sit still, cant stand on one leg without falling over his writing is messy the list goes on…we have been given exercises to do to strengthen his muscles.
We have another appointment on the 18th of this month to see how he’s getting on, I have a whole host of questions top ask this time.
What’s strange he has a great sense of balance on his bike and learnt from about 4 years old in a day, he can swim he runs like the wind…but yet cant stand on one leg etc…
Do any of you know anything about weak core stability ?
will it effect him for the whole of his life ?
Do the exercises actually work ?
Are you born like this ?
Why has it taken us so long to notice ?
Should the school have noticed in PE ? (I believe they stand on one leg in PE)
Apparently horse riding is good for strengthening the muscles…I cant really afford £35 each week on that !
Any other exercises you can recommend ?
Many thanks in advancePosted 3 years ago
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