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Kasey
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PostPosted: July 18 2010, 12:32 AM    Post subject:
And now a walking question!
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You guys are awesome! So many ideas and so helpful soooo.. another question!
Paige has been walking along with her little push along toy for a while now. And I've noticed that she doesn't bend her right leg, completly straight and rotates her leg from the hip, a little on her heels.
I'll be seeing her PT in September, and more than likely getting fit for a Theratog.
Is this something that yours have done, and is it something she'll grow out of or that I should be intervening?

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PostPosted: July 18 2010, 1:10 AM    Post subject:
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Talitha did something similar with her left leg. Her PT and i tried lots of things but she still leads with her right leg and follows with her left. We did stair and ladder climbing leading with the left leg and alternating legs, balance beam (on the ground) alternating legs and a few other things I can't remember but nothing has changed how she walks. She is very active and can run faster than me (not hard LOL) and can climb and jump on the trampoline so I am not too worried. It does show up when she is trying to ride her bike and I am hoping that continuing to ride will strengthen the muscles so she doesn't have to lead from her hip so much.

She was quite stiff in both legs too for a long time so she looked kind of robotic when she first started walking. I was told that was her attempt to compensate for the low muscle tone.

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PostPosted: July 18 2010, 1:40 AM    Post subject:
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Ethan tends to lock his knees sometimes......makes him look like he's just got off a horse when he walks LOL! With Ethan I do exercises where he has to step up and down......encouraging him to bend at the knee, I do little obstacle courses where he has to step up and down lots and also I still do things like passive cycling with him whilst he is lying down and found getting Ethan to stand from a high kneel helps. Also a vestibular board may help Paige with transferring her weight properly.

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