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Watch a 1 year old wobble around, and you'll see her gait, or walking cycle, doesn't quite resemble that of an adult. She'll have a wider stance, rapid cadence and short steps. In fact, it takes until around age 3 for kids to display clear adult walking patterns.
• During your child's first few years walking, they may have obvious gait
abnormalities—disturbances in what is considered the normal walking cycle
for that age group
• The most common types of gait abnormalities are intoeing, outtoeing, limping
and toe walking
• Many gait disturbances are common and correct themselves on their own
• Gait disturbances rarely require medical assistance
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”