What is developmental coordination disorder?

Developmental coordination disorder is a persistent neurological problem beginning in younger years that impacts the planning of motions and co-ordination due to the fact something occurs to the messages with the brain not getting sent effectively to the body. Consequently, you can find impairments in competent motor activity as a young child develops. The role of podiatry practitioners in managing many of the complication of developmental coordination disorder (DCD) came up in a recent episode of PodChatLive. PodChatlive is a weekly live chat hosted by Ian Griffiths out of the United Kingdom and also Craig Payne from Australia. They have on regular guests to explore a number of different subjects. The show goes out live on Facebook and is later on YouTube and as a podcast. The episode where Developmental coordination disorder was reviewed was the episode on childrens gait and the expert had been the paediatric specialist Nina Davies. They brought up standards for examining the paediatric patient and how just under-estimated Developmental coordination disorder is and just how we should be considering this rather than just thinking about a clumsy child. They as well brought up in-toeing walking patterns and its particular triggers and solutions. One more intriguing conversation was how critical it really is to try and be goal/activity orientated while focusing on involvement in activity instead of seeking to “correct” or “fix” things in the developing body.

Nina Davies is a podiatrist who qualified with a BSc(Hons) in Podiatry from Huddersfield University and obtained a Masters degree in Podiatric Clinical Biomechanics from the Staffordshire University in the UK. Nina has a clinical head position at the NHS in the UK, focusing in bone and joint podiatry with her main clinical workload for the most part specializing in children and involving clinical path production, services advancement as well as leading to the supply of training and mentorship. Nina is in addition a visiting teacher at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom where she delivers a component in paediatric podiatry at post grad level.