Speaker: Anne Paré
Children with hypermobility and low muscle tone often present with excessive pronation.
While families are reassured that children outgrow flat feet, this population is at risk for compensation.
Atypical alignment at the foot and ankle can impact postural control, activation of core and leg muscles, upright motor development, and gait development. These deficits can affect a child’s ability to play, have fun with friends and family, and participate in social activities.
Excessive pronation can be controlled through dynamic orthotic intervention which helps improve distal alignment while allowing the typical movements necessary for postural control, motor activities, and social participation.