SCHOOL AGE AND BEYOND FOOTHEALTH
From five years and upwards, your child will dramatically improve the co-ordination and fluency of their movement. At five, they’ll have better control of their speed and be able to make more complex movements. Their tendency to bear their weight on the insides of their feet – called pronation – should have corrected itself naturally. Their heel striking during walking will be more obvious. At this stage, their weight will transfer down the foot’s outer border, the front of the foot will touch down, and finally the weight will move to the inside of the foot and the toes will push off towards the next step.