This study is looking at the changes in infant’s feet and walking style from sitting to walking confidently on their own.
The transition in infants from non-walking to independent walking represents a stage of development where the role of the foot becomes essential. However, this transition to independent walking in infants has rarely been researched.
This study aims to be the first study of its kind to measure characteristics relating to skin properties, muscle function, foot function and motion strategies as the infant begins to undertake independent walking.
Babies that have reached the following milestones by each visit:
If you take part in the Small Steps study you and your baby will be invited to visit our baby space up to four times during this exciting period in your baby’s development:. Through this time we will study:
Each visit will last up to 2 hours and you will receive Love2Shop high-street vouchers as a thank you for your time.
Brian Blatchford Building, University of Salford
Please see information sheets for further details about this opportunity.
Ethics approved references for this study are listed below