Podiatry For Children
In some conditions, children may outgrow naturally, but many need some form of intervention.
Typical conditions include foot and leg abnormalities, inherited conditions, toe walking, poor foot posture, lack of coordination, late walking, and growing pains.
We assess and treat children from newborns through to teens.
Early assessment is key - NO REFERRAL IS REQUIRED
All our podiatrists offer nurturing and quality paediatric foot care and understand the impact growth causes in certain conditions and the benefit of early intervention.
Your questions will be answered
Our aim is for you to leave our clinic having been educated about their foot and lower limb development and how we can help your child have an active life.
When treatment is required, a strength and stretching program, footwear advice, splinting, casting, or orthotic therapy may be provided. We can also advise and organise a specialist referral if required.
Common Pedriatric Foot Conditions
Orthotic and insole prescription
Walking and running assessments
Childrens’ sports injuries
Strengthening and stretching exercises
Footwear assessments and advice (first walker and school shoes)
Nail and skin care
Additional Paediatric Podiatry Services
Kindergarten Podiatry Screenings
Highett Podiatry performs screenings on pre-school aged kids free of charge at their kindergarten.
Our podiatrist interacts with the children to make it as fun as possible. We check gait, foot function, hip function and footwear, and skin and nail condition during the screening.
All parents/carers receive a report and follow-up advice following our kinder screening visit.
Please call us at 9555 3044 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book us to come out to your kindergarten or ELC.
Working In Partnership
We also recommend preferred shoe stores for children.
What is the normal age children start to walk?
My child has flat feet, is that normal?
Children over 5 who still have flat feet may need intervention.
- Are they in pain?
- Do they tire quickly?
- Any unusual wear patterns on shoes?
- Do they fall or trip a lot?
- Are they keeping up physically with their peers?
If they answer yes to any of those questions, it is recommended that you have a paediatric foot assessment at Highett Podiatry.
What are the best shoes for toddlers?
- First walkers with a flexible sole are recommended if your child’s foot and lower limb development is within normal limits.
- A firmer shoe with higher ankle support may be advised if your child’s foot posture requires more stability
- At Highett Podiatry we can advise on the best shoes for your toddler and can provide education on the fitting process.
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