My 8 year old always wanted to do ballet and had tried on and off since 2 years old. She always found it too hard to jump and walk on “tippy toes”. She has finally discovered the reason why – hyper flexible joints. Finally, she can laugh about why ballet was too hard for her. The podiatrist was great with her and has helped her focus on and enjoy what her joints are perfect for – swimming!!! One of her best friends at school has exactly the same issue and also has custom made orthotics. Knowing your own body and its strengths and weaknesses is great.
Posted anonymously, 16th December 2015