Kids Podiatry

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We Can Help Your Child!

With over 20 years of podiatry experience, our team understand the importance of healthy feet for kids; whether it is for prevention, physical activity, or self-esteem. We want your child to be just like the others from a foot function perspective.

We Provide The Following Services:

  • Walking, running and postural assessments (child friendly and fun)
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Child specific orthotic or innersole therapy
  • Footwear advice
  • Activity modifications

Does Your Child Need To See a Podiatrist?

If your child experiences any of the following, Foot Focus can help.

  • Clumsiness (trips and falls)
  • Doesn’t like playing sports
  • Trouble keeping up with peers
  • Muscle fatigue or soreness
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain and sprains
  • Arch pain
  • Heel pain
  • Clawing toes

Some Simple Facts!

  • A child’s foot structure is composed mainly of relatively soft and flexible cartilage which gradually converts to bone over time – only fully hardening in the child’s mid to late teens
  • During this growing stage your kid’s feet are susceptible to injury, improper footwear, and poor development in the form of flat feet or low arches
  • Children don’t always articulate what they’re feeling, especially when it comes to feet, other than saying it hurts. This is why it’s vital for you, as a parent, to pay close attention to your child’s feet
  • It is not normal for children to experience foot or lower limb pain. “Growing pains”, that last for more than a few days may be related to a foot or lower limb problem
  • Many adult foot problems originate in childhood and often lead to problems in other parts of the body
  • On average, children’s feet grow two sizes per year in the first four years of life and up to one size per year thereafter until growth is complete
  • The foot continues to grow until the age of 16 years old for females and 18 for males
  • Measure feet regularly to ensure correct fit because of growth spurts
  • As important as ensuring a shoe is not fitted too small, making sure the shoe is not too big is also a priority
  • Shoes are often sports-specific, so understanding a child’s activity allows for the correct shoe to be fitted

Foot Focus is your expert in Kids Podiatry.

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