Dr. Krista Eskay is a paediatric physical therapist and researcher
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Idiopathic toe walking is an umbrella term for a toe-toe gait pattern predominately seen in young children. Its aetiology is unclear, but as it is idiopathic, there is no underlying neurological or medical cause. While idiopathic toe walking tends to resolve spontaneously, some children develop muscle asymmetries and balance and coordination issues. This course provides an overview of idiopathic toe walking, focusing on diagnosis, compensatory methods used during a toe-toe gait cycle, and conservative interventions commonly used to help manage this condition.
This course aims to introduce idiopathic toe walking and its conservative management.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.