Why is my child clumsy?
Signs and symptoms
Children who suffer from clumsiness often:
- Have flat feet
- Often pigeon toed or out toed
- Want to be carried
- Are tired
- Unable to keep up with other children
- Often don’t participate in group activities
- Have bruising
- Injure themselves
- Lack co-ordination
- Lack balance
There are a number of different factors to consider that can contribute to clumsiness and can include:
- Biomechanical position of the foot.
- Activity level
Clumsiness may result from a combination of the above factors with the most common being a biomechanical or structural abnormality and this can lead the abnormal pronation in the foot.
- Strengthening exercises
- Proprioception exercises
- Correct footwear