At TFC Podiatry, we understand that kids’ feet are very complex. Many children develop some form of foot pain or concern during their developmental years.
Your child depends on having pain free, healthy feet, to ensure they stay active and don’t refrain from day-to-day activities and exercise. It is best to have your child’s feet checked to ensure small problems don’t turn into big ones. Our team of friendly paediatric podiatrists take a gentle approach, as we want to ensure both parents and children feel comfortable and cared for.
Your kid’s podiatrist will conduct a thorough medical history and check that developmental milestones are being met. Your child’s initial assessment will involve:
Gait analysis involving the assessment of your child’s foot posture while walking.
Joint flexibility testing: involves assessing for hypermobility.
Screening for ankle instability.
Assessing balance and coordination
Foot and leg muscle strength testing.
Biomechanical assessment: checking for any abnormalities in the way the foot and leg function throughout the gait cycle.
Footwear assessment and recommendation
We recommend an assessment if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms.
Foot or ankle pain
Hip or lower back pain that may be related to their foot posture
Difficulty keeping up with other children
If you notice that your child’s feet are holding them back in any way!
Foot Check Ups for Children
Biomechanical and Gate Analysis
Orthotics for Children
Footwear for Children
Foot Exercise Programs for Children
Ingrown Toenail Therapies
Ankle Sprains and Broken Bones
Growth Plate Problems
– Severs Disease (See Video)
– Growing pains/growth spurts
– Tight leg muscles
– Achilles tendonitis
There are multiple causes of heel pain in children. It is best to have any foot or ankle pain assessed by a Podiatrist sooner rather than later.
You can schedule an appointment for your child’s assessment online by clicking here.