What is it?

Children under three years tend to walk on their toes to gain stability. If your child can squat down fully to the floor with their heels on the floor, and return to standing, indicates they have full calf muscle length. 


If your child can’t do this, they may benefit from a referral. 

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Page last reviewed: 31 August, 2021