Children’s Neuro Physio work with many walking and mobility conditions. Please contact us to discuss our expertise.
Excluding diagnosed dyspraxia or DCD, clumsiness can be caused by a number of imbalances within the musculoskeletal system.
Hypermobility (extra bendy joints)
Hypermobility is when a joint moves beyond normal range & is extra bendy.
Children with low (floppy) muscle tone & mixed tone (sometimes seen in preterm babies) have hypermobility & benefit from physiotherapy.
If you have any concerns about hypermobility and would like an assessment to offer advice, answer questions or just to give reassurance then please contact us. We offer a hypermobility workshop addressing pain and fatigue management, muscle strengthening, joint protection & exercise in the safest and most effective way, these run on demand, contact us to register your interest.
In-toeing and out-toeing when walking
Many children we assess develop completely normally & we can reassure parents, teach a simple programme of exercises/games & advise on sitting positions and footwear. However occasionally there may be an underlying cause.
Persistent Toe Walking
Persistent toe walking can occasionally be neurological. Prolonged use of baby bouncers can also lead to toe walking & a tight heel cord (Achilles tendon).
Different Leg Lengths (Walking May Appear Lopsided)
Unless you know your child had a birth injury, hemiplegia or stroke then musculoskeletal problems are the most likely cause of lopsided walks.
If you have any concerns we can arrange a physiotherapy assessment.
Where walking is painful then an assessment is needed including advice on footwear. Foot arches can also be slow to develop if your baby had developmental delay, if stages of motor development were missed or if your child has a neuromuscular condition. If you have any concerns we can arrange a physiotherapy assessment for your child.
Please contact us today to see if we can help.