Babies who bottom shuffle

Year published: 2023

This leaflet has been produced after an initial review of literature and, where there is a lack of evidence, a consensus of expert opinion is agreed, correct at time of publication.

This leaflet is freely available and intended for distribution to parents. APCP is therefore happy for any physiotherapist or other healthcare professional / healthcare organisation to download and print these leaflets for distribution in clinical practice. 

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Størvold, G.V., Aarethun, K. and Bratberg, G.H., 2013. Age for onset of walking and prewalking strategies. Early human development, 89(9), pp.655-659.

Fox, A.T., Palmer, R.D. and Davies, P., 2002. Do “Shufflebottoms” bottom shuffle?. Archives of disease in childhood, 87(6), pp.552-554.

Eijsermans, M.J.C., van Haastert, I.C., Gulmans, V.A.M. and Helders, P.J.M., 1999. Motor performance after bottom-shuffling in early childhood. Physiotherapy, 85(11), pp.619-622.

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