You can read here on how I stopped my child from being clumsy, but wanted you all to know that falling and clumsiness can occur for a bunch or reason. Some children require physical therapy because they could have a more serious issue. This worked for us and thought I’d share our experience and maybe help someone else.
My youngest son is the definition of boy…messy, rambunctious, and always on the move. He runs everywhere, never stops wrestling with his brother and sister around the house, and absolutely loves playing football. And whatever he does, he goes 100%…full throttle. His wrestling coach’s biggest concern, as he often explains, is teaching him to harness all that energy and release it at the right time.
Help for clumsy kids
He has always been a little clumsy and uncoordinated, but I noticed it was getting worse as he turned 4. He would run in the grass and, out of nowhere and for no apparent reason, trip and fall. He would even do this when no one was paying attention to him so I knew he wasn’t doing it on purpose. We found something that helped us, so I thought I could share what worked for him and could help other clumsy kids.
One time he was coming down the stairs and fell on his face. We had to take him for x-rays because we thought he broke his nose. He would walk down the hall and bump into the wall. He would fall out of the chair as he went to sit down at dinner. His body was getting beat up. People thought he was such a klutz.
I was concerned that this clumsiness was causing some major injuries. And, as you can tell, this just wasn’t sporadic. This happened every day and, sometimes, multiple times a day. Finally, when he got the injury below, I knew I had to do something to help. He was really going to get hurt and injure his brain and eventually have an impact on his mental health.
How I stopped my child from being clumsy
That’s when I decided to make an appointment with the chiropractor. I had never been to one; however, I had heard good things from our neighbors and friends who were advocates and were helpful when I had a million questions. Additionally, I found a chiropractor who specialized in children. I just knew he must have injured himself with all the falling.
We went to the initial appointment and she did a variety of scans on his back. We went back a few days later to review the results and discuss a corrective action plan. What she told me was a real surprise!
She said that his lower back was really out of alignment. And that was the reason why he was falling so much! I never thought that there could be a cause for his falling. I just thought he was clumsy. That said, I was still skeptical, but decided we had nothing to lose and was encouraged that his coordination and balance would improve.
How to stop being clumsy
The corrective action plan was fairly simple. We ended up taking him twice the first week to be adjusted, then an additional 2 times the next week. Over time, I noticed that he wasn’t falling as much. After that, we spaced out his visits.
We went weekly for a couple of weeks, then every 2 weeks, then monthly. It was working. My clumsy little boy was not clumsy anymore! I watched him run and play with no injuries. His movements were more controlled.
I never expected these results because I never realized that could have been even a problem. Now, when I notice him fall a couple of times, I make an appointment for him to get adjusted again. And that always does the trick! He hasn’t been back in 6 months and still going strong.