The correct development of your child’s feet is vital for their future health and wellbeing
Podiatry for children can help with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders of their feet, ankles and lower limbs. With early detection and specialised treatment the outcome can be greatly improved. So if you suspect any type of foot abnormality or if your child is in pain, then it’s important that they are assessed by a podiatrist and treated as soon as possible.
Simple clues to an underlying condition could be uneven shoe wear, frequent trips and falls or problems when walking or running. Other issues to watch out for include ingrown toenails, corns, thickened skin, unusual lumps or bumps, warts and athlete’s foot (tinea). Your podiatrist can assess these conditions and provide appropriate and timely treatment for you child.
Body Organics is a multidisciplinary practice, so your podiatrist can also collaborate with other children’s health care professionals, for example a paediatric physiotherapist or occupational therapist. This integrative approach often results in faster, more effective treatment and recovery from a range of conditions.