Idiopathic toe walking and sensory processing dysfunction

  title={Idiopathic toe walking and sensory processing dysfunction},
  author={Cylie M Williams and Paul D Tinley and Michael Curtin},
  booktitle={Journal of foot and ankle research},
BACKGROUND It is generally understood that toe walking involves the absence or limitation of heel strike in the contact phase of the gait cycle. Toe walking has been identified as a symptom of disease processes, trauma and/or neurogenic influences. When there is no obvious cause of the gait pattern, a diagnosis of idiopathic toe walking (ITW) is made. Although there has been limited research into the pathophysiology of ITW, there has been an increasing number of contemporary texts and… CONTINUE READING