Podiatrists Treat Toe Walking In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)


Toe walking – a condition characterized by a child walking on his or her tiptoes – is one of the most common gross motor deficits in children on the autism spectrum. Evaluation and treatment may be required once a child is able to walk unassisted, but continues to walk on his or her toes or the balls of the feet. Although behavioral interventions and physical therapy can produce positive outcomes in children with autism who walk on their toes, a podiatrist can also play an essential role in your child's treatment.

6 April 2016