We found 12 results for guides for parents

23

Mar

2017

Any parent who sees the transition from crawling to cruising to walking knows the process is a mixed bag. Fun to watch? Absolutely. Graceful? Not exactly. Toe walking is common...

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26

Jan

2017

Hypotonia.  It can be difficult to remember a time before that word was part of our daily vocabulary. The complexities and details come easily to us. But for...

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17

Nov

2016

Whether it’s in spurts or millimeters, your child is growing. And that means those SMOs won’t fit forever. So when the PT or orthotist says it’s time to mo...

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25

Aug

2016

Don’t be intimidated by your first visit. Your doctor prescribed SMOs for your child and now it’s time to go to an Orthotist to fulfill the prescription. &nbs...

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11

Aug

2016

There’s a right way to put on your child’s Surestep SMOs. And plenty of wrong ways. Whether you need a refresher or want to pass this along to fri...

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14

Jul

2016

You’re past the first big hurdle. You have the orthotic braces. Excitement sets in. Soon your child could be jumping, running, walking, or even just taking that next step. B...

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30

Jun

2016

Now that your kiddo has his or her new orthotics, it’s on to the next step. Buying shoes that fit. For many parents, this is a frustrating process. Most s...

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19

May

2016

Does your child walk on his or her toes? Toe walking is very common in toddlers and young children and is not necessarily a reason to be concerned. However, if...

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02

May

2016

In 2014, the Lower Extremity Review published an article titled “The Importance of Gross Motor Skills”. The article focuses on the importance of addressing delayed milestones in children with hypotonia. The del...

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07

Mar

2016

I hear this quite often from concerned parents.  They are usually right in some respect.  The child may walk faster without his SMOs or AFOs.  So what...

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