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Kirsten Buchanan



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Idiopathic toe-walking (ITW) describes patients who walk bearing most weight through their forefoot, in the absence of any known cause. Developmental coordination disorder (DCD) is a chronic condition involving impairments in gross motor, postural, and/or fine motor performance and affects the performance of movements necessary for daily living and academic tasks. Physical therapy intervention has been shown to result in improvements for patients with ITW and DCD, however, there are no known studies that investigate physical therapy intervention for patients with a diagnosis of both ITW and DCD. The purpose of this case report was to describe the comprehensive physical therapy management of a patient with a clinical diagnosis of DCD and ITW.

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Physical Therapy

Comprehensive Physical Therapy Management Of A Patient With Motor Control Deficits And Idiopathic Toe-Walking: A Case Report



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