Early detection of biomechanical & developmental abnormalities allows for prompt treatment, which can help prevent pain and dysfunction developing later in life.
When Should Your Child See A Podiatrist?
We recommend seeing your child sees a Podiatrist annually for screening & assessment.
By monitoring your child’s growth & developmental milestones we are able to identify potential problems that may lead to pain & dysfunction developing later in life.
It is important to see your Podiatrist immediately if you notice the following;
- Your child complains of pain lasting for more than a few days.
- You notice a sudden change in the way your child walks (ie: sudden development of a limp).
We understand that for parents it can be difficult knowing what is or isn’t ‘normal’ when it comes to their foot & gait development.
This is why Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry has developed our exclusive Kids’ Foot Health Check service.
As a child’s musculoskeltal system differs greatly from an adult there are a number of conditions unique to children that they may develop.
Our Paediatric Biomechanical Assessments have been designed to assess your child’s growth, development & biomechanics to identify the underlying causes of your child’s presenting complaint.
Growing pains do not exist.
Pain can be a sign of an underlying condition.
Calcaneal Enthesopathy / ‘Sever’s Disease’
Patella Enthesopathy / ‘Osgood-Schlatter Disease’
Juvenille HAV / (‘Bunions’)
In-Toeing / Out-Toeing
Frequent Tripping / Poor Balance
Juvenille Idiopathic Arthritis
Growth Plate Injuries
To book your child’s Paediatric Biomechanical Assessment* online click here.
As a child grows there are a number of neurological & musculoskeletal changes occurring.
Assessing a child’s musculoskeletal system & gross motor skills can give an important insight in to the growth & development of your child. What is considered normal for a 2 year old may not be considered normal for a 6 year old.
Our Kids’ Foot Health Check is a screening service that has been developed in line with the latest evidence-based research for children 0-14 years of age.
Our exclusive Kids’ Foot Health Check aims to identify & treat problems as early as possible, and to educate & reassure parents regarding their child’s growth & development.
Click here for more information on our Kids’ Foot Health Check
To book your child’s Kids’ Foot Health Check online click here.
* Paediatric Biomechanical Assessment is booked under 60 minute Initial Appointment.