Children's feet are not simply smaller versions
of adult feet! There are unique developmental stages and patterns
associated with children's feet. A podiatrist can assess,
monitor and make recommendations on whether normal developmental
milestones are being met.
The appearance of certain conditions may cause concern for
parents, such as flat feet, knock knees and in-toeing. We
will assess your child's gait and musculoskeletal system and
can advise if treatment is necessary.
There is currently a bewildering array of footwear options
for children on the market. Our podiatrists can provide assistance
in evaluating the appropriate footwear requirements for your
child, depending on their age and individual needs, including
casual, sports and school footwear.
If your child is actively participating in sport, there are
greater risks of injury if a mechanical imbalance exists in
the feet or legs. Excessive movements and positions of the
feet can be improved with the use of orthotics that encourage
normal development and foot function.
Gordons interest in paediatric foot
care has led to his involvement in the
Long-term Athletic Development (LTAD) Programme at the
Millennium Institute of Sport & Health.