When should a child be assessed by a Podiatrist?
1. Pain in the feet and legs in a child, longer than 2 days. Presence of pain in a child is never "normal".
2. A child who avoids participating in physical activity should be assessed. Foot and leg instability can be a major cause of discomfort. From my experience each child should be able to find a physical activity they enjoy. It is important for long term health and wellness.
3. Frequent falls.
4. Any parental concern when you think something is not quite right. This may include but not limited to. Unusual shaped feet, unusual leg alignment, feet that roll in too much, toe walking or in-toed gait or out-toed gait.
5. Delay's at reaching developmental milestones. Such as not walking at 20 months.
Why Positive Podiatry?
Podiatrist Jodi Tanner has completed post graduate paediatrics training in Podiatry at The University of South Australia. Jodi continues to attend paediatric related continued education and reads widely about child development.
We endeavour to offer effective and the low cost solutions.
We stock and dispense a large range of foot orthotics. Including low cost off the shelf orthotics.
WE can custom make foot orthotics when required.
Paediatric Podiatry Assessment takes 45 minutes.
Child Foot and Leg Complaints