Does your child walk on his or her tiptoes?

Sometimes toe-walking is related to diagnoses such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy.  Other times, there is no apparent cause for a child’s toe-walking.  This is known as Idiopathic Toe-Walking.

Toe-walking is common as children first learn to walk and even in children 2-3 years of age.  If your child has been walking for 6 months or is over 2 years old and walks on their toes regularly, they may benefit from physical therapy services.  Physical Therapy is highly recommended if toe-walking is accompanied by tight calf muscles, decreased foot or ankle range of motion, decreased balance, frequent falls, or a lack of muscle coordination.

Contact us today at 619-692-0622 with questions about toe-walking or to schedule a physical therapy evaluation for your child.

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