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

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2021

 

Presidents' Day

Monday, February 15

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care Only 

 

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care Only 

 

July 4th Observed

Monday, July 5

10:00am to 3:00pm

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Labor Day

Monday, September 6

10:00am to 3:00pm

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Columbus Day

Monday, October 11

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Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25

9:00am to 12:00pm

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Christmas Eve

Friday, December 24

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care

 

Christmas 

Saturday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm

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New Year's Observed

Friday, December 31

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care

 

New Year's Day

Saturday, January 1

10:00am to 3:00pm

Urgent Care

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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