Caring For Growing Feet
Caring for growing feet requires a different skill-set than mature feet. Bones are still growing, muscles and tissues are constantly lengthening, flexibility is much higher and the composition of bones and tissues is very different, making them more vulnerable to damage that can have long-term consequences into adulthood. That’s where we come in.
Here at Dynamic Podiatry, working with kids is one of our specialties. We have developed specialised pediatric assessments and gait analyses to diagnose and treat both biomechanical and neurological problems that can arise through the early years. We look at developmental milestones (like learning to walk) and are happy to work alongside your other specialists to get your child feeling happy and healthy.
We’ve been delighted to help so many families in our community with the foot and leg problems of their kids - and often the entire family! Our experience with children means that the appointment is relaxed and stress-free. We understand kids and look for not only the problems that they’re happy to verbalise, but those that aren’t verbalised and will otherwise be missed.
What we help kids with
We can help with:
- Metatarsus Adductus (a cause of in-toeing)
- Toe Walking
- Growing Pains
- Footwear and Orthotics
- Heel Pain
- Growing Pains (Sever’s Disease & Osgood Schlatter’s)
- Talipes Equinovarus (club foot)
- Knock Knees / Genu Valgum
- Flat Feet (Pes Planus)
- Excessively High Arches
- Ingrown toenails
Unsure if you should bring your child in?
When it comes to kids, it can be really hard to know what is normal, and what isn’t. After chatting to many parents, we’ve found that for those whose children don’t have any marked conditions or problems, many parents are uncertain whether or not to bring their child in to get their feet and legs checked. Let us assure you that just like going for a health check at your doctor to make sure your blood pressure, sugar levels and all those other elements are progressing normally, it’s always a step in the right direction to get the feet and legs checked. For some, it can provide a peace of mind that development is progressing smoothly without complications, and for others, we point out abnormalities that we uncover through examination, discuss these, and make a plan going forward to correct these abnormalities.
We also highly recommend bringing your child in to be assessed if they suffer from any of the following:
- Regular tripping or falling
- Any pains in the feet and legs
- Can’t keep up with kids the same age when running
- Regular injuries or accidents
- Refuse to partake in sporting activities (there may be underlying pains/problems)
- Achy feet/legs in the evenings
- Marked abnormalities - in-toeing, out-toeing, toe-walking
- A tendency to wear through the sides of the shoes
Book Your Appointment
To book an appointment with one of our expert Podiatrists, just give us a call on 0508 666 555, email us at email@example.com or visit our contact page.