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Stretching Exercise to Help Your Child Put Her Foot Down Flat
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EXERCISE SHEET 1
tight heel cord
|The muscles at the back of the lower leg (calf muscles) that hold the foot ‘tiptoe’, are too short and tight.|
|For this reason the child cannot put her foot flat on the ground.|
Pull down on the heel and push up on the foot, firmly and steadily while counting slowly to 25. Relax, then do it again. Repeat this exercise 10 to 20 times — in the morning, at noon, and in the evening.