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
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.
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Buccieri, Kathleen M., "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" (2003). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2099.