Here at Highett Podiatry, we know how important children’s feet are.
Childhood is an important time for the development of feet. Untreated problems can cause severe pain, deformities and gait abnormalities in the growing child. It can lead to a lifelong problem in adulthood in the back, hips, knees and feet.
More often than not, children don’t complain about foot pain or problems walking, so it is important their feet are checked during childhood to identify any concerns.
On Saturday 16th January from 9am – 1pm, Highett Podiatry will be conducting FREE 15 minute foot screenings for children before they go back to school and kindergarten.
What is included in your child’s foot screening?
1. Shoe fit checks - Please bring along their everyday school shoes and sport shoes.
2. Bio-mechanical screening -To look for any abnormalities in the way the feet and legs move during gait.
3. General children’s foot health – Family history, muscle strength, joint flexibility, and posture assessment.
Book your free children’s foot health check if you think your child may be struggling with:
- Flat feet
- Rolling in
- Balance, tripping or poor coordination
- Foot pain
- Toe walking
- Pigeon toe
- Knock knees or bow legs
- Growing pains in legs
To book a FREE 15 minute foot health screening for your child, please call 9555 3044.