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Gait Clinic

Have any questions? Give us a call anytime at (708)478-1820 or sign up below!

Parents

Are you looking for input on your child's orthotic intervention?

Therapists

Are you looking to confirm or collaborate your orthoses recommendations?

BDI Playhouse Children’s Therapy is excited to offer a monthly gait clinic using a team based approach to optimize a child’s gait.

This clinic is designed for parents, therapists, and orthopedic specialists to discuss and determine appropriate orthotics based on each child’s needs.

The gait clinic includes on site modification, video analysis and clinical assessment to aid in appropriate orthotic and/or shoe recommendations.

Follow up visits will occur based on orthotist and physical therapist guidance to monitor progress and adapt as needed.

Orthoses and/or shoe modifications can optimize gait mechanics by:

  • Equalizing leg lengths Improving foot arch support
  • Dynamically stretching tight muscles
  • Activating appropriate muscles
  • Enhancing energy conservation
  • Increasing mobility and range of motion

Physical Therapists and Orthotists at the Gait Clinic:

  • Offer experience in gait analysis and orthotic prescription
  • Have extensive education in proper pediatric gait mechanics, gait analysis, orthotic recommendations, and shoe modifications
  • Utilize the most current research based techniques

What do I need to bring?

  • Athletic shorts and a T-shirt
  • Shoes your child wears frequently
  • Current orthotics and/or shoe modifications
  • Insurance card
  • Your questions and ideas!

Interested in Our Monthly Gait Clinic?

Have any questions? Give us a call anytime at (708)478-1820 or sign up for a gait clinic session below.

See what others have to say...

    review rating 5  Very welcoming environment. I had the free speech evaluation done for my 21 month old daughter. She loved playing and interacting with the therapist, didn't want to leave. Ms. Meghan is very knowledgeable and helped me understand my daughter's tri-lingual development

    thumb Iris Calderon
    1/31/2020

    review rating 5  Great practice and caring therapists! The front desk team is also wonderful. We have seen Susan A for a very long time and she is truly passionate, knowledgeable and cares about her patients.

    thumb ada metani
    12/17/2019

    review rating 5  I highly recommend BDI playhouse. My son had speech and physical therapy there. The therapists are awesome, they explain everything and my son has improved in his skills. For example, he can now be understood by others when he speaks most of the time...when he isn’t he has learned strategies to use to make sure everyone can understand him. It’s so great! The therapists genuinely care about helping the kids and try to make therapy fun. I love how flexible they are with the schedule when possible. The front desk staff are pleasant to talk to and are very clear about payments and insurance coverage. My experience overall has been amazing. I am so grateful to my son’s therapists Andrea and Kristen!

    thumb Sara Nunez
    2/11/2020