This course addresses the impairment caused by Idiopathic Toe Walking specifically related to barriers in the child’s environment that originate from weakness and limited mobility. This would include school, home and recreational environments.
This is a comprehensive seminar that provides valuable tools for evidence-based evaluation, assessment and treatment of pediatric toe-walking with a descriptive, organized approach for health care professionals. Simple interventions that can be applied in a school-based, home or clinic environment will be described.
It is common for the practitioner to feel lost when a child presents with a toe walking gait pattern. Both evaluation and treatment of these children are often frustrating for all involved and frequently results in inaccurate evaluation with ineffective intervention and poor achievement of results. Long term results are rarely achieved with either resultant surgical intervention and/or a reoccurrence of the problem. However, establishing a specific approach to treating this type of patient can be made less frustrating and more rewarding by asking the right questions and forming a deliberate approach.
This course is excellent for alleviating a chaotic approach to the treatment of pediatric toe walking. Through an organized evaluation procedure, specific data will be used to direct the clinician to potential etiologies. Causes and appropriate intervention strategies are identified in order to utilize a systematic approach to developing an effective treatment plans.