Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8700
413-584-1714 (fax)

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2018
New Year's Day
Monday, January 1
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 15
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Presidents' Day
Monday, February 19
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Memorial Day
Monday, May 28
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Independence Day
Wednesday, July 4
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Labor Day
Monday, September 3
9:00am to 5:00pm
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Columbus Day
Monday, October 8
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only
 
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only
 
Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24
8:00am to 5:00pm
 
Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25
11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only
 
New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31
8:00am to 5:00pm
 

Our three year old occasionally walks/runs on her toes. The preschool has commented that toe walking can be a sign of sensory problems. Should we be concerned?

There is absolutely no reason for concern.  Occasional toe walking is completely normal in toddlers and young children.  It is more common in children with compact muscles (think gymnast) than in more lanky children (think ballerina,) but it is not a sign of sensory or any other problems.  As long as your daughter is able to stand with her foot flat, heel on the floor and is able to walk with her heels down some of the time, the toe walking will gradually disappear as she gets older. Children who persist in walking on their toes all of the time after they have been walking for a year should be evaluated by their pediatrician to see if the heel cord (tendon at the back of the heel) is tight 

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