My three kids keep me on my toes. But my seven-year-old daughter, Lola, has been walking on her toes ever since she started toddling around. I thought it was a phase she'd grow out of, or that maybe it was just from her trying to see what's on countertops and get into things, so I wasn't too concerned.
I recently did the Interactive Screening Tool on ABC Pediatric Therapy's website (it's free - check it out here) to make sure all my kids were on track with eating, language and movement. Results for all the kids came back saying they were on track with most things, but Lola's came back saying her toe-walking was something that needed some attention.
So, I brought her in to ABC for some work with a Physical Therapist. The therapist assessed her, gave her stretches to work on at home, taught us ways we can use sensory play to help, and helped me get special orthotics for her. Everyone at ABC was so helpful and informative, and they really made it fun for Lola - she's always asking when we get to go back to ABC! Now, Lola does her daily stretches, wears her orthotics and does the sensory play we learned at ABC -- and she is no longer walking on her toes! It was an amazing experience at ABC and I recommend it to all the parents I know!
ABC helps you create the best life for your children through speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Their goal is to make the child's experience as close to “playtime” as possible. ABC's specially-trained pediatric therapists work one-on-one with young patients to help them, encourage progress, and form lasting bonds. In addition, they work closely with physicians, parents, caregivers, and teachers with a collaborative approach to care to facilitate great clinical and functional outcomes. ABC's therapists work closely with each patient to create the best, individualized recovery plan. They're truly dedicated to helping children reach their full potential, faster!
ABC Pediatric Therapy provides you with the tools you need to make sure your child is meeting crucial developmental milestones. And their services are covered by many insurance companies, so contact your provider for your plan details. They have five area locations and have lots of resources on their website, like that free Interactive Screening Tool. They also post lots of helpful info and videos on their YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, so follow along!