PAEDIATRIC PODIATRY IN
Paediatric Podiatry provides specialised services for children (Ages 2 and above) or young adults.
A child’s foot should allow them to run, jump and play without the limitation of pain. The growing lower limb goes through a series of developmental changes and each milestone can result in a wide range of conditions and issues. It is important to have your child assessed if you have any concerns as early intervention may prevent long-term problems
At The Foot Practice, we can use gait analyses, experience and specific testing techniques to diagnose and provide evidence-based management plans tailored to your child’s needs. In some cases close monitoring is all that is needed, whilst others need intervention and the use of orthotics.
For example, advice can range from:
- Advice on children’s footwear
- Custom orthotics to improve foot function
- Stretching and strengthening exercises to assist with lower limb health
How We Can Help Your Child?
As your child develops, it is recommended that you have your child assessed for podiatric intervention requirements or foot management advice.
The Foot Practice can provide the following pediatric podiatry services:
- General assessment of the foot and lower limb
- Footwear Advice
- Gait Analysis
- Review and treatment of sports injuries
- Diagnosis and management of skin and nail disorders
- Diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb pain
- Management of flat feet/ high-arched feet
- Advice regarding in-toeing (toes pointing inward) and out-toeing (toes pointing significantly outwards)
CHILDREN’S CUSTOMISED INSOLE (ORTHOTIC)
“Due to the rapidly-changing shape and size of children’s feet, a child’s orthotics need to be changed on a regular basis. For this reason, The Foot Practice can produce an insole that is more cost-effective by addressing factors such as the reduced need for durability.”
These custom insoles for children are specifically designed to improve coordination, balance, painful symptoms, posture and strength in the developing foot.
To help control a very flexible developing foot, modifications such as a deep heel cup, medial heel skive and high medial and lateral sidewalls can be used. If these are required, a podiatrist will fully explain the functions of these modifications to you.
It is important that children feel comfortable using the orthotics so the materials and top covers can be made softer for comfort.
Surestep Orthotics for Children SG
The Foot Practice is the sole distributor in Singapore for the Surestep Orthotics for children.
Surestep offers a comprehensive selection of devices to assist children with a wide range of mobility challenges and their core product, the Surestep SMO is especially effective for children with pronation or low muscle tone (hypotonia).