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16 Jul 2009, 11:03 pm

has anyone had balance problems as a child which were later outgrown? is this common?


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16 Jul 2009, 11:25 pm

exhausted wrote:
has anyone had balance problems as a child which were later outgrown? is this common?

I don't think anyone "outgrows" balance problems, but learns to have better balance from practice.



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17 Jul 2009, 12:33 am

what if it took you until age 12 to learn how to ride a bike and you were wobbly on it for years. (not able to skate either, etc.) then, in adulthood, you find you have no problems at all. is that really strange?


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17 Jul 2009, 2:34 am

My mom says I outgrew dyspraxia. My balance is very good. It's hard to improve your balance if you don't know what therapy to do to help improve it. Walking on the treadmill helps your balance and moon shoes. My balance improved through occupational therapy.



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17 Jul 2009, 4:19 am

I had very good balance for as long as I could remember. I actually had an interest in refining it as a kid.

Now, it sucks! Over the last year I've been finding myself randomly losing my balance. I haven't hurt myself yet, though! I think this is because I haven't been doing the physical activities I normally did on a frequent basis. I just don't have access anymore!


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17 Jul 2009, 1:38 pm

Practice, practice. Martial arts helps.

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17 Jul 2009, 3:17 pm

As a kid I was extremely clumsy, though in the past few years (post growth spurts, I suppose) I've come to be almost...graceful. If I throw something in the air, it's entirely possible I can actually catch it, as opposed to looking funny at someone trying to play catch with me.



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18 Jul 2009, 2:53 am

I stretched (hour a day, minimum) out all my balance problems.



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18 Jul 2009, 3:24 am

exhausted wrote:
what if it took you until age 12 to learn how to ride a bike and you were wobbly on it for years. (not able to skate either, etc.) then, in adulthood, you find you have no problems at all. is that really strange?


Oh, that's kind of extreme indeed. I used to have balance problems like that, too, but I still have them mildly.



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18 Jul 2009, 4:24 am

exhausted wrote:
has anyone had balance problems as a child which were later outgrown? is this common?

I'm kind of the opposite. I had good balance as a child but these days...
I can't even walk down stairs without holding onto something.


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