Toe walking


Toe walking

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My Son (almost 5yo) who has been a intermittent toe walker for most of his walking life, has in the last 12 month gotten to a stage where as he only walks on his toes and the only way we can stop it is to keep telling him every few second to walk on his flat feet. We recently went to a podiatrist who wanted us to get very expensive orthotics so we got a second option from another podiatrist who gave a chock for his shoe as she stated one leg was slightly shorter than the other. This intervention has not made any difference. My question is are we going in the right direction with this, has anyone else had this problem with their child and what have you done? Please help
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jess79 - 27/02/2017
My Son (almost 5yo) who has been a intermittent toe walker for most of his walking life, has in the last 12 month gotten to a stage where as he only walks on his toes and the only way we can stop it is to keep telling him every few second to walk on his flat feet. We recently went to a podiatrist who wanted us to get very expensive orthotics so we got a second option from another podiatrist who gave a chock for his shoe as she stated one leg was slightly shorter than the other. This intervention has not made any difference. My question is are we going in the right direction with this, has anyone else had this problem with their child and what have you done? Please help

Toe Walking is defined as the failure of the heel to contact the floor at the onset of stance during the gait cycle, resulting in a bilateral toe to toe gait.

Treatment Ideas
1. Passive Range of Motion
2. Active Range of Motion
3. Strength 
4. Weight-Bearing Activities
5. Sensory Integration Strategies


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