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Toe walking is where the person mostly walks on the ball of the foot. It is also known as “equinus gait”, from the word “equinus” meaning horse-like, because a horse actually walks on its toes with it heel raised. In a toe walker, the heel rarely strikes the ground, as in a normal gait where the heel strikes the ground first before the weight shifts to the toes for push-off.

The full squat is one of the most basic and fundamental human postures. However, our culture’s heavy reliance on chairs and sitting for long periods have made it difficult for us to achieve this position. A full or deep squat is defined as a position when the knees are...