Hypotonia and bike riding - who can help with learning to ride a bike
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|Mon, 05-28-2012 - 9:27pm|
I have a 9 year old son, Adam, who was diagnosed with hypotonia when he was 1 1/2. He also has epilepsy and a developmental language delay, but has been thriving over the years.
Adam was in PT and OT when he was young, but hasn't been in therapy for years. He is actually, and amazingly, quite athletic - he is a great tennis player and really fast runner too. He is also paying baseball on a regular team this year and doing fine.
However, we are having the hardest time getting him to learn how to ride a bike. He doesn't seem to have the core strength to balance on the bike. (he also has been having trouble learning to swim. He can float and move around in the pool, but doesn't have the coordination to do an actual stroke).
Has anyone faced this issue? Do we need to put him back into physical therapy or occupational therapy to get someone to help him learn how to ride a bike?