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In-toeing gait - WWYD?

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My DS is 2.2, he has a pronounced in-toeing gait. He's seen NHS Physio, she's given us a couple of exercises (eg jump like a frog), told us to get him to stop sitting back on his legs/feet (he did all the time) and signed him off, said it was partly in the hips and partly the way uis legs had grown, said most children outgrow it by the time they're 3. This was a few months ago and if anything it seems to be getting worse.

We haven't been great with the exercises tbh blush but we have tried to keep him as active as possible, take him swimming once a week, stop him sitting that way. I'm just wondering if I should be seeing some sort of private Physio/osteopath for regular manipulation? I do have private health insurance for him through my work.

barefootwalker Sat 15-Jun-13 13:42:26

In afraid you've identified the problem yourself. If you have been given some specific exercises to strengthen specific muscle groups but haven't been doing them, then that's likely to be contributing to it not getting better. Keeping generally active is good as is following the advice about his sitting but if he has weakness in the muscles that turn his hips out, the only way to improve that is with strengthening exercises targeted at those muscles. Sadly there are no quick fixes.

If you doubt the diagnosis then it might be worth going back to your GP.

beautifulgirls Sat 15-Jun-13 16:14:16

Ask about a referral to see an orthotist?

OrchidFlakes Sat 15-Jun-13 22:21:32

Ballet classes? Most will take them at 2 ish

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