Title

Use of orthoses and early intervention physical therapy to minimize hyperpronation and promote functional skills in a child with gross motor delays: A case report

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-28-2003

Abstract

Background and purpose: This case report describes a physical therapy program that included foot orthoses for a child with excessive pronation and gross motor delay. Case description: A 25-month-old girl with a 6-month gross motor delay had excessive pronation of both feet. Physical therapy included fabrication of foot orthoses to improve foot alignment and weekly facilitation of strength, coordination, and balance, and family education activities. Outcomes: The Peabody Developmental Gross Motor Scales revealed a 12-month gain in gross motor skills in 5 months time. Discussion: Physical therapy to facilitate normal foot alignment, trunk control, strength, balance, and coordination may have promoted this child's acquisition of age-appropriate gross motor skills. © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Volume Number

23

First Page

5

Last Page

20

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.1300/J006v23n01_02

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