Toddler - running?

Hello, new PT here!

At what age would we expect a child to run? and what would be considered running vs. a fast walk?

Thank you!

Welcome to our community and the PT world!

It’s always hard to find exact ages, but between 18-24 months is about the range of initial running. It really all depends, obviously, on when the child starts walking

I consider a run when the child can attain full flight-both feet off the ground during the cycle. If at least one foot is in contact with the ground at all times then it would be considered a fast paced walk

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Thank you for the warm welcome!

Thank you for confirming what is considered running :slight_smile:

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