For our 6 year old kid, we do stretches.Recently I read that cycling is also a good form of exercise for DMD kids.

 

I wanted to understand whether daily cycling helps our kid.

Also is there any 'Standard document/PPT' which explains the stretches/exercises etc which should be done for our kids.  

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Joshua is 7 and is always on his bike if there isn't snow. His legs don't stiffen and he never complains of it hurting. As for the stretches, there is a site on you tube that has them specifically for Duchenne. It's put on from PPMD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ecVd3kNtQ
Thanks very much. I will go through this video.
Does Joshua ride a regular bike or a specialized bike?



Joshua's mom said:
Joshua is 7 and is always on his bike if there isn't snow. His legs don't stiffen and he never complains of it hurting. As for the stretches, there is a site on you tube that has them specifically for Duchenne. It's put on from PPMD.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ecVd3kNtQ
Joshua rides a regular bike. He just graduated to a bigger bike this past weekend too!
Raktim - it's nice to have a bike with gears. It's easier on the legs. They can be hard to find in smaller sizes. When my older son needed a 20" bike, bikes were gears were all over the place. When my younger son with DMD needed a 20" bike, I couldn't find one anywhere but a bike store, and they were ridiculously expensive. I wound up getting a use one on Ebay.

Not sure what size your son needs - if it's 20", let me know. You can have one or both of these for the cost of the shipping.
I was under the impression that cycling was one of the better exercises for kids with DMD along with swimming. This I think is due to the low impact of cycling whilst still using the muscles. Something along those lines anyway.

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