We’re podiatrists – and we’re parents too! Social distancing or not, making sure our kids get enough physical activity is a priority for us because we know the impact it has not just on their strength, coordination, flexibility and posture, but on their confidence too. With many social distancing protocols still in place across Australia, we’re sharing the ways that we are keeping our kids active when they’re at home.
In-toeing is the position where the feet turn in to face one another, and is often referred to as pigeon-toeing. For many kids, in-toeing is a normal part of early development as kids learn to walk and find their feet. While this foot position should correct itself before the age of four, it can persist and cause tripping, falling, clumsiness and pain as a result of these incidents.
When in-toeing persists, specific orthotics called gait plates can be used to encourage the feet to turn out. Today, we’re sharing what gait plates are and how they may be able to help your child with their in-toeing.