3 year old that falls frequently


I'm a mum of a very active 3 year old boy who started walking at 12 months and falls over frequently. It has improved in the last 12 months, but his Pre-School teacher has asked me to get his eyes tested because he falls often in the class.

He has very flexible ankles and still looks quite flat footed (I'm aware this is quite normal). When he runs his right foot points outwards. I'm not sure if this is all normal and he will correct over time, but his Pre-school teacher is concerned.

I took him to a physio who said to wait 18 months and she'll begin an exercise program with him. Should I take him to a podiatrist now? Are orthotics suitable in children of this age?


Deb Alcock

Posted By Deb Alcock on March 23, 2003 at 20:35:15:

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