Toe walking is when a child walks on their tippy toes. When toddler’s first learn to walk they may come up onto to tip toes as they play around with weightbearing through their feet. However, consistent toe walking is NOT normal at any age. There are many reasons why a toddler/child may toe walk and seeing a physical therapist knowledgeable in toe walking assessment and treatment is highly recommended.
Areas we assess in children who toe walk:
Foot bony alignment
Gross motor skills
Flexibility/Range of motion
As you can see there are many areas that may contribute to toe walking. Treatment will be determined by the findings during the assessment.