GaitSpots

7.50

A wonderful auditory tool for encouraging heel strike, toe off (push off), jumping, stepping, hopping or fluent gait.

Each GaitSpot features 1 squeaker, 1 heel/toe loop, and an adjustable hook-and-loop strap that enables the GaitSpot to fit on most shoes from size 19 (EU) through size 36 (EU).

Just strap on a GaitSpot and their feet are ready to squeak.

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Description

You can use Gaitspots either directly on bare feet or over shoes, depending on the child’s size.

Here’s how to use them:

  • For Heelstrike: Slip the elastic loop over the top of the foot, positioning the squeaker over the bottom heel. Secure the hook and loop strap snugly.
  • For Push Off: Reverse the squeaker so it sits over the ball of the foot.

Here are some cool ways to use Gaitspots:

  • For Toe-Walkers: Place Gaitspots in the heelstrike position to provide auditory feedback during ankle dorsiflexion.
  • To Encourage Push Off: Use Gaitspots in the push off position to encourage tiptoe walking and plantarflexion.
  • Jumping and Hopping: Utilize Gaitspots for auditory feedback during two-foot jumps or hopping exercises.
  • Creativity: Get creative with Gaitspot activities. Set up stepping targets using tape, chalk, or markers.
  • Motor Planning: Use squeaker feedback to work on motor planning. For example, place Gaitspots on alternate feet and have the child do sequences like heel-toe, heel-heel, toe-toe, etc.
  • Animal Walks: Use Gaitspots for animal walks, adjusting the position for different types of movements. For example, heelstrike for “heavy” animals like horses, and push off for “light” animals like birds.

Age: 2 years +

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