Lymphatic Drainage Resolves Toe Walking Gait in a Boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

Personally, I find this paper (despite it being a single case report) quite fascinating. After ONE MLD treatment the child's toe-walking and bilateral gate abnormality resolved.

"Full weight bearing contact of bilateral plantar surfaces was gained in stance immediately. Active-assisted range of motion and progressive resistance training began to progress only after this breakthrough. Gains have since been made in gait and stance normalization, and foot kinetics. More invasive interventions (serial casting; reconstructive surgery) have been avoided. Gains sustained as evidenced in one year follow up."

Source: International Journal of Foot and Ankle

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