A child’s foot is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles undergoing rapid development. The growth plates in the feet and legs are not fully matured until young adulthood.
At Brindabella Podiatry, we aim to get our patient’s walking in the best alignment possible, to prevent damage later in life. Our podiatrists have over 30 years combined experience in treating children’s feet and will assess your child’s posture and gait from head to toe.
Your podiatrist will perform a thorough walking and foot posture assessment, look at muscle lengths, joint ranges of motion, footwear and activities/sports. We assess the child using the international ‘Foot Posture Index’ to determine whether intervention is required. Often intervention involves footwear education and orthotics/insoles to re-align the foot and body for more efficiency and less ‘wear and tear’. We also look at in-toed and out-toed walking styles.
If you are concerned that your child trips frequently, has an awkward walking style or unique looking knees or feet, make an appointment with Brindabella Podiatry for an assessment. It can’t hurt them to check.