Idiopathic toe walking is a type of walking pattern that occurs when children walk on their tip-toes instead of using the more “typical” heel first pattern. Idiopathic is a term that refers to the fact that this toe walking occurs spontaneously, usually out of habit, and is not due to another medical cause. A non-idiopathic […]
About Lauren Beeker
Lauren Beeker is a Physical Therapist who loves working with children of all abilities and their families! She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Minor in Education at Saint Louis University, where she also earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Following six wonderful years in St. Louis Lauren relocated to Seattle where she spent over 2 years gaining wonderful pediatric experience in an outpatient pediatric clinic setting and participating in a research project at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Lauren has returned to the Midwest to be closer to family in Indianapolis and found North Shore Pediatric Therapy!
Lauren has experience working with children with a variety of abilities and ages including but not limited to children with the following: torticollis and/or plagiocephaly, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, orthopedic conditions/pain, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, post-inpatient rehabilitation for cancer treatment, burns, and traumatic brain injury.
If you have a child who loves that “w” position while sitting on the ground, chances are you’ve either corrected them yourself or heard someone else direct them to sit “criss-cross” or “fix their feet.” The challenge, however, is understanding why there are so many conflicting opinions on the matter. Is it really that bad? […]