Idiopathic Toe Walking and ADHD

Idiopathic Toe Walking and ADHD

Idiopathic Toe Walking and ADHD Recent research examined the relationship between idiopathic toe walking and ADHD.  Idiopathic toe walking was defined as a gait pattern with no contact between the heels and the ground in children older than 3 years.  The study included 312 children diagnosed with ADHD, with a normal neurological examination, with no alterations in MRI […]

Toe Walking and Severe Autism Spectrum Disorder

Toe Walking and Severe Autism Spectrum Disorder

Toe Walking and Severe Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism Research published research evaluating toe walking and severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Two studies were carried out.  In study number one, 69 individuals with ASD and intellectual disability (average age 14 years old) were observed in the clinic and interviews took place with the main caregivers. The results indicated […]

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New Book on Idiopathic Toe Walking

Renowned Occupational Therapist, Ileana S. McCaigue, OTR/L  and author of Typical Classroom Sensory-Based Problem Behaviors & Suggested Therapeutic Interventions and Autism Sleeps™, has written a new book entitled Taming Idiopathic Toe Walking: A Treatment Guide for Parents and Therapists.  This new book provides a non-invasive, efficient and effective sensory treatment strategy for children and adolescents that display atypical toe […]

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Vibration Threshold and Toe Walking in Children

Pediatric Physical Therapy published research comparing distal vibratory perception threshold and sensation in 11 children who toe walked and 15 controls.  The mean vibration perception threshold at the metacarpal and metatarsal phalangeal joints was calculated for each participant.  In addition, the Short Sensory Profile was completed by each participant’s parent or caregiver.  The results indicated […]

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Motor Skills, Sensory Processing and Toe Walking

I ran across a blogpost recently on TheGaitGuys discussing idiopathic toe walking in children. They mentioned a recent article in the Journal of Child Neurology that investigated the differences between the motor skills and sensory processing abilities of children who do and do not have an idiopathic toe walking gait.  Sixty children (30 with idiopathic toe […]

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Prevalence of Toe Walking

Pediatrics will be publishing research on toe walking in children.  A recent study looked at almost 1500 five and half year old children from Sweden.  For children with a diagnosis of developmental delay or neuropsychiatric disorders, such as an autism spectrum disorder, more than 40 percent of children were currently or had been toe-walkers. The […]

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Toe Walking and Autism

The Journal of Child Neurology published research on a review of records of 934 children with a history of tight heel cords and toe walking. Toe walking (20.1%) and tight heel cords (12%) were present more often in the 324 children with autism but lower in 30 children with Asperger Syndrome (10% with toe walking […]

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Idiopathic Toe Walking and Botox

The Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics has published research on the use of Botox A in children with idiopathic toe walking. Fifteen children (ages 5-13)with a diagnosis of idiopathic toe walking underwent a gait analysis followed by Botox in the calf muscles and an exercise program. Gait analysis was repeated at 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 […]