Kids/Paediatric Feet

 Kids/Paediatric Feet
 Kids/Paediatric Feet

Kids feet are regularly changing and evolving as they grow. There are often small issues that may occur with kids feet however, starting from birth to teenage years which our podiatrists can assess and provide treatment for, should it be required. This covers a range of structural or biomechanical issues.

Issues we can assess and treat include:

  • Clubfoot (flexible and rigid deformities)
  • Hip Dysplasia 
  • Twisted or crossed over toes 
  • In-toeing (metatarsus adductus, tibial torsion or femoral ante-version)
  • Out-toeing
  • Knock-knees 
  • Delayed crawling
  • Delayed walking 
  • Tripping/falling over
  • Toe walking 
  • Flat feet 
  • Hypermobility 
  • Ankle/knee pain
  • Growing pains (Severs Disease, Osgood Schlatters)
  • Ankle Sprains
 Kids/Paediatric Feet

Our podiatrists initially take a detailed history involving birth history and all milestones to ensure there are no underlying issues. Next, we perform a full assessment of your baby or child’s body, testing range-of-motion of joints, strength of muscles and assess their walking/running. Footwear is assessed to ensure they are correct fitting and the correct style for your child. 

Treatment can involve many different interventions. We do not attempt a wait-and-see approach as certain conditions (whether they are classified normal for your child’s age or not) can impact quality of life and decrease exercise/activity levels. Generally, treatment may include:

  • Specific exercises to perform at home, involving play time to make it fun and engaging for your child 
  • Stretches and self-mobilisation techniques to stretch affected muscles 
  • Footwear modifications, and possibly orthotics should we require them 
  • Bracing or certain support systems such as splints
  • Exercise modifications to help strengthen your childs body (often involves swimming, cycling or walking on certain surfaces)
  • Education and advice for parents to understand what the expected outcome is for your child and timeframe 
  • Should it be required, referral to paediatric specialists should your podiatrist suspect any underlying conditions 

We often recommend an annual assessment for your children from 12months onwards to check and assess their biomechanics. As children grow so quickly, often muscles and joints can become over-stressed and lead to injury or pain as they get older. This again can be quite limiting and affect quality of life, so its important for us as podiatrists to provide early intervention and treatment for your child. Footwear is vital to ensure they are wearing correct fitting shoes and are wearing correct shoes for specific sports/daily activities, as the wrong shoes can place increased demand on their young bodies.

 Kids/Paediatric Feet
 Kids/Paediatric Feet
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If you would like to learn more about our services, or have  some questions regarding our treatment options in our Mount Lawley clinic, feel free to give us a call.

You can reach us at (08) 9271 8805  and one of our friendly team members will be happy to answer your questions.

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