Children's Podiatry @ SA Podiatry Centre

Default5th of September 2019www.sapodiatrycentre.com.au / blog / our-services / childrens-podiatry-services

We all love our kids and want the best for them. They are our pride and joy.

 

We don't want to see them in pain and we want them to grow up living long and active lives.

But along this path, it is easy to be confused as to how they are developing. Should their feet be rolling in? Should their knees be touching? Should they be tripping when they run?

It can be difficult for a parent to distinguish what is ‘normal’ in terms of lower limb development for their child. Our team at SA Podiatry Centre have experience in assessing, diagnosing and treating disorders of the feet and lower limb. Our focus is to see children achieve their greatest potential by keeping them active and engaged in life’s activities.

So let's answer the question for you - When your child might need to see a podiatrist? The below list are the common things we see children presenting with at SA Podiatry Centre:

  • flat feet (some symptomatic and some not...but it's always good to get them checked). 
  • toe walking
  • in-toeing/out-toeing
  • parents concerned about how their child walks or runs. This includes playing sport.
  • lower limb pain causing children to stop engaging in physical activity
  • ingrown toenails (we offer conservative and surgical treatment options)
  • warts
  • orthotics/insert therapy
  • footwear assessment
  • acute and chronic foot injuries
  • adolescent athlete development
  • neurological conditions (CP, Spina Bifida)
  • skin conditions (callus, corns, cracked heels, blisters)

 

At SA Podiatry Centre, a thorough assessment of your child, diagnosis of pain and/or symptoms, parent education and providing a long-term management plan is all a part of our treatment values. Through the availability of the best assessment and diagnostic techniques, an up-to-date knowledge of evidence based practice, a commitment to take the time to ensure our patients and their family understand their problem, work closely with your health team to ensure synergy in treatment plans, we provide all our children with the confidence they need to enjoy school, sport and spending time with their friends!

 

If you feel we could help you Child with your podiatry requirements and would like to make an appointment to see our podiatrist Danielle Champion , please don't hesitate to call the Centre on  (08) 8373 5655 for Malvern or (08) 7078 0303 for Magill.

We are conveniently located close to the CBD at 277 Unley Rd, Malvern. Alternatively, Danielle also consults at our Magill clinic at 500 Magill Road, Magill. Parking is available onsite.

Please note that a doctor's referral is not required for children to see Danielle.