Occupational Therapy for Ideopathic Toe Walker
I am wondering if anyone has witnessed success/progress for kids who have undergone occupational therapy for idiopathic toe walking. It has been recommended for my 8 year old son, but there are no studies supporting efficacy that I can find. We have seen neurologists, orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists with mixed results. He did casting about a year ago. I am concerned about long term damage to his bones and joints if this pattern continues. Braces correct his gait, but he goes back up as soon as they come off. A lot of kids grow out of it, but I am not sure he will. I am willing to pay out of pocket for services if they will help, but I do not want to buy snake oil. All practitioners suspect sensory issues are at the root of his gait issues, still I am not sure how to help him with this, other than nag him to come down on his heels.