Children’s feet grow at a remarkably fast rate so it’s important to identify early any developmental or structural abnormalities and correct them. Many adult foot ailments begin in childhood and impact later on in life. We provide the latest treatment options that are evidence based to help your children avoid any issues as they grow up.

What to expect during your child’s foot assessment?

  • Thorough medical history
  • Foot posture examination
  • Joint and muscle flexibility tests to check for any weakness or imbalance
  • Screening for differences in limb length
  • Gait analysis to check how each segment of the body if functioning
  • Footwear assessment looking at school and sport shoes

At Foot Imprint Podiatry we’re dedicated to ensuring your child’s assessment is stress free within a friendly play based environment.

We provide thorough assessment and advice on many children’s feet and lower limb complaints including:

  • Pain in the legs, ankles or feet
  • Growing pain, often keeping awake at night
  • Limping
  • Toe walking
  • In-toeing or out-toeing
  • Flat feet
  • Asymmetry in foot shape
  • Frequent tripping
  • Knocked knee
  • Bunions
  • Curly toes
  • Nail problems
  • Uneven shoe wear
  • Poor coordination
  • Heel, knee or hip pain
  • Footwear advice

     

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Children’s feet and how Foot Imprint Podiatry can help?

Where treatment may be indicated for any of the above conditions, conservative measures such as stretching and strengthening program, splinting, footwear advice, orthotic therapy may be provided.

 Our experienced Podiatrist Mary has many years’ experience assessment and treating foot in addition to leg conditions in children. She is dedicated to assisting your child develop lifelong pain free movement. During the consultation she will take the time to thorough assess your child and explain the condition, best treatment options and provide a completely individualised treatment plan. Having personally experienced pain as a young child, Mary is passionate about early intervention and ensuring your child is pain free long term.

When is it time for a foot check up?  

An appointment with our highly experienced Podiatrist is recommended if you notice:

·         Skin rashes, lumps, hard skin or bumps on the child’s feet

·         Uneven shoe wear

·         Recurrent pain in the feet or legs which increases with activity

·         Constant tripping or falling

·         Walking on tiptoes

·         Asymmetry

·         Other concerns regarding the child’s feet

 For more information please call our friendly team on 9585 8782.