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  • 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!

    Premier Icon keefmac
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    swiss ball / exercise ball and associated exercises should help, thats what i used with a back injury. building the core helps to reduce the work the back muscles are doing which is causing the pain. have a look at core strength exercises linky

    Premier Icon mrblobby
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    I was about to suggest sailing! Maybe canoeing? Climbing/boundlering?

    How old is he? Exercises are fine but if he’s young you probably need an activity to keep him engaged.

    wrecker
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    He’ll be fine. The good news is core stability training can be fun.
    My advice; take him to a gymnastics class.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    The Yoga thing on Wii fit is surprisingly good.

    Any of the games that use the balance board thing should help with his core strength as they all use controlled shifts in body weight to move the character in the game.

    unfitgeezer
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    He almost 7 (nov)

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    Learning to ride a unicycle. Great for core and balance and fun to do. If he enjoys it there’s lots of further activities like trials riding, off roading and unicycle hockey. £80 will get you a starter model and then it’s free, just takes a bit of time and space.

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    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.

    How old is he? Exercises are fine but if he’s young you probably need an activity to keep him engaged.

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    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!

    Premier Icon eddie11
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    whatever he does try and get him to practice engaging core muscles while hes doing it.

    unfitgeezer
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    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 advance

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