Children's Feet

Torquay - 9 Great Ocean Road Jan Juc

Ph: 5261 6416    Fax: 5264 8027

Belmont - Located within Eastbrooke Medical Centre

75 Roslyn Road Belmont

Ph: 5243 0919    Fax: 5245 7300

Ocean Grove - 12 Tuckerfirld St Ocean Grove

Ph: 5256 2636    Fax: 5255 1018

Anglesea - 13 Diggers Pde Anglesea

Ph: 0415 564 497

Aireys Inlet - Located within Aireys Inlet Medical Centre

37 Great Ocean Rd Aireys Inlet

Ph: 5289 4300

Lorne - Located at Lorne Hospital

Albert St Lorne

Ph: 5289 4300

Victoria Harbour - Located within Victoria Harbour Medical Centre

800 Bourke St Docklands

Ph: 9670 7040    Fax: 9670 7030

Footcare starts from birth, our feet are our most valuable assets! Your child is never too young to see a Podiatrists, and our Podiatrists are all experts in dealing with young children.

Childrens feet are different from those of adults as they are not yet fully formed.

​Children begin to walk anywhere between eight and 18 months of age. Most toddlers are flat-footed when they first start walking, or tend to turn their feet inwards, because of poor muscle tone and weak ligaments in their feet. This will improve as the feet strengthen.

Foot care can begin from infancy by keeping your childs feet unconstrained. When your child first begins to walk, shoes are not necessary indoors as allowing your child to go barefoot or with just socks will enhance the foot to grow naturally and promote the grasping action of the toes.



When should you take your child to a Podiatrist?

 

 

 

  •  If you notice uneven shoe wear

  •  If you notice any skin rashes, hard skin lumps or bumps on your childs feet

  •  If your child complains of recurrent pain in the feet and/legs

  •  If your child is constantly tripping or falling

  •  If your child has a propensity for ankle sprains 

  •  Foot, arch, hip, knee and/back pain

  •  Muscle Fatigue

  •  Clawing Toe

 

To help resolve your child's foot pain we provide




  • Gait Assessments which include walking, running, posture. 

  • Strengthening and stretching exercises

  • Deep connective tissue massage

  • Kid-specific orthotic or insoles therapy

  • Activity modifications

  • Proper footwear advice, including first walker and school shoes
     

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