Paediatrics / Kids / Adolescent Feet
Whether your loving child is 12 months old or 18 years old, our fun and experienced podiatrist is dedicated in guiding your child’s feet and legs through their developmental stages.
Common Foot & Ankle conditions in Children
Children’s feet formation and structures are different to that of adult’s feet.
It is best for child’s foot issues to be assessed, treated, and nurtured early as most foot problems we treat in adults have stemmed from young ages.
(approx. 12 months – 4 year old)
For younger paediatrics, they are best to be assessed every 6-12 months for general check-up. Child’s foot is made primarily of cartilage during the first 1-4 years of life.
These soft bones are often vulnerable to abnormal joint pressure or forces from ill-fitting shoes. With regular check-ups and footwear advice, we can shape your child’s feet in better position as they grow into pre-school / prep age group.
Customized 3D Orthotics & Semi-Custom Orthotic options
If your child requires orthotics, our podiatrist works closely with orthotic laboratory technicians in making a child’s orthotics.
Benefits with orthotics at My Feet Podiatry are that we have different type of orthotic options, wide range of orthotic materials, precise 3D scanning, full biomechanical and gait assessments, affordability and positive outcome.
Gait assessment is pivotal part of child’s foot and leg assessment. Our podiatrist put emphasis on gait motion from hip to knee, knee to ankle, and rearfoot to midfoot as critical part of identifying any potential alignment problems.
Depending on child’s physiological age and body shape, the gait patterns and timing can vary considerably. Combination of findings from gait and biomechanical assessment will be discussed with parents and child in determining the next step.
Please contact us if you have any questions related to your child’s feet.
At My Feet Podiatry, we frequently give advice to parents who are particularly concerned about their children’s feet and legs developments.
We offer in clinic free 10 minute screening (please call the clinic if you wish to arrange this assessment).