December 8, 2011
Shoes for C
Through the last eighteen months of therapy we have been working with C because he is very one foot dominate. We have practiced stairs, running, jumping and many other such activities to see if we could help the problem and get him to become more confident in his walking abilities.
It has helped but we are still having problems with him being insecure about walking especially at transitions in flooring and in locations that he is not familiar with. He also has a wonderful tripping problem, even on things like the grout lines in our tile, that is very frustrating. When you look at his shoes, one shoe is fine while the other has the toe completely worn off.
This has resulted in some very funny looking shoes but it has helped us in therapy to figure out what the problem is. Although we do not have an exact diagnosis, we see a specialist in January, we believe the problem is that one leg is longer than the other and one solution we have discussed is getting him custom shoes so his legs are the same length. We'll know more after our January appointment but this could become an interesting adventure.