Podiatrist for Children Serving Bayswater & Morley
Are things like playing their favourite sport, running around with their friends, or just enjoying active times with the family all suddenly becoming a challenge for your child?
As parents, we want our kids to be HAPPY, HEALTHY and ACTIVE, right? No one wants to see them unhappy.
We know. And we totally understand.
Did you know that if left untreated, conditions such as GROWING PAINS, ACHING FEET and SORE LEGS could result in long-term problems, making treatment much more difficult and much more expensive. Sometimes the effects are irreversible!
It’s not normal for kids to complain of foot, leg or knee or back pain so it’s time to ACT NOW to prevent it getting worse.
To help you out we’ve created a GAP-FREE* LOWER LIMB ASSESSMENT
Chances Are You’re Here For One Of These Reasons…..
* You want your child to be PAIN RELIEF, FAST (Like yesterday FAST!)
* Your child has an ongoing issue that hasn’t resolved and you want to get on top of it PERMANENTLY.
* You’re concerned about a developing problem and you want to nip it in the bud before it really affect their quality of life.
What is included in a child’s foot check up?
Your podiatrist will take a paediatric medical history and complete a physical examination, including a gait analysis.
In your child’s foot check-up we will be looking closely at:
- Foot Posture Index assessment
- Joint flexibility tests, including the Beighton Hypermobility Score
- Foot and leg muscle strength testing – checking for muscle imbalances or weakness
- Screening for any leg length discrepancy
- Gait analysis and biomechanical assessment – to look for any abnormalities in the way the feet and legs move during gait
- Footwear assessment – looking for abnormal shoe wear patterns. Bring along their everyday school shoes and sports shoes
When should your child have their feet checked?
Children should have a regular foot check-up at these important milestones:
Age 3 – when children develop a more adult ‘heel-toe’ gait pattern and the age when the arch has started to develop.
Age 5 – just before the start of primary school is an ideal time to have a child’s foot check-up. This is the first time a child will be wearing enclosed shoes all day, every day and participating in organised sport.
Age 11-12 – just before high-school starts. This is the start of puberty, with children getting heavier and often becoming involved in higher level sports. With the start of high school, most children will be required to wear a formal leather school shoe for the first time, so choosing the best style for their feet is important.
Book your free children’s foot health check if you think your child may be struggling with Flat feet, Rolling in, Difficulty with balance, Frequent tripping, withdrawing or refusing to participate in school sporting activities, Foot pain, Toe walking, Pigeon toe, Knock knees or bow legs or Growing pains in legs.
Our Gap-Free Offer
To help you out we’ve created a GAP-FREE* LOWER LIMB ASSESSMENT NOW!
Your risk-free, no obligation Lower Limb Assessment includes:
JOINT, MUSCLE & POSTURAL ASSESSMENTto discover the cause of your child’s lower limb pain. (Valued at $108)
ON-THE-DAY TREATMENTto get them started on their journey to being pain free. (Valued at $89)
TREATMENT PLANcustomised just for your child. (Valued at $89)
Normally Valued At $286 But Get It For FREE Today if you have Private Health Insurance with podiatry cover.
No Insurance? No Problem, Pay just $69.
Common conditions experienced by children can include:
In-toeing is a common lower limb problem in which the feet point inwards.
Disruption of the growth plates causing inflammation and pain in the the lower limbs
Inflammation, pain and / or tenderness of the Achilles tendon.
A lowering or collapsing of the longitudinal arch in the foot.
Heel and arch pain
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.
Caused by a virus (HPV) and appear on the sole of the foot.
Ingrown toenails are common in our podiatry clinic.
Refers to pain felt anywhere along the shinbone from knee to ankle.