- May 11, 2020
That's encouraging to hear - I worry that she's got a lonnnng way to go until she's a senior. Things go much better when she's diligent about PT, but obviously the idea seems stupid to a 10 year old when nothing hurts. And like more work when things hurt.We currently have a L8 on our team with Ehlers-Danlos (Hypermobile Type). She has gotten really good over the years at applying KT Tape ... and she wears braces on both knees and both ankles. This will be her 2nd year at L8. She is a senior this year ... and she will be the second gymnast on our team to compete through senior year with Hypermobile EDS. The other one graduated in 2019.
Based on what I have seen, it is possible ... but she may have to manage her expectations (lower hours, fewer hard landings, more PT).
I think I need to talk to her coach about reducing her hard landings, I really hate to do so, I don't want it looking like I'm asking for special treatment for her (I know logically it's not special treatment, but yknow how these things look)