CHILDREN’S / PAEDIATRIC PODIATRY
What is Children's Podiatry?
Children’s feet are very different from adult’s feet. They are extremely flexible and the bones are soft. While your children’s feet are still growing they are extremely susceptible to injury via, womb position, improper footwear, hereditary influences and poor development. Doctors argue that most foot problems and pains in adulthood stem from ill-fitting shoes or poor foot experiences during childhood. It is important to remember that the foot is NOT a separate entity, but an integral body part that supports the entire skeletal structure.
Conditions we treat
- Knee Pain (Osgood Schalters Disease)
- Heel Pain (Severs Disease)
- Leg Alignment
- Arch Pain (Kholers)
- Lateral Foot Pain (Iselin’s Disease)
- Ball of Foot Pain (Freidburgs)
- In Toe Gait (Toes Pointing Inwards)
- Out Toe Gait (Toes Pointing Outwards)
- Metatarsus adductus (C Shaped Soot)
- Co-ordination and strength training
When to see a podiatrist?
Unfortunately, children can’t always explain what they’re feeling other than saying it hurts. It is therefore vital for parents and people involved in the child’s upbringing, to pay close attention to the development of your child’s feet.
Is Children's Podiatry covered by Private Health Insurance?
Call us to find out whether your children’s treatment is covered by your private health care provider. There are a few things to consider with your private health fund such as your level of cover, your policy waiting periods, annual limits and fund rules. It is important to know what you are up for prior to your visits to avoid unwanted, expensive surprises.
Learn more about Children Podiatry in this short video