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Common Conditions We Treat:
Sever’s Disease
Refers to pain on the growing portion of a child’s heel. Orthotic therapy and stretching alleviates your child’s symptoms.
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Pain felt low in the knee, involving poor hip and foot control. Stretching, strengthening, strapping and orthotic therapy limit pain.
Intoed Gait
Often termed “pigeon toed”, this condition can stem from the foot, leg or hip and treatment is targeted accordingly.
Hypermobility/Hypotonia
Excessive flexibility “double jointed” or a lack of muscle strength can create significant functional challenges that our podiatrists can treat.
Autism
Often associated with increased spatial awareness, instability and awkward gait, improving function assists them with activities of daily living.
Congenital/Developmental Hip Dysplasia
In its mild forms it is often left to self-resolve however treatment can reduce tripping and intoed walking.
Tibial Torsion
Describes a ‘twisted’ tibia causing an in-toed or out-toed gait. Tripping, falling and awkward gait can be managed or corrected.
Calcaneal Valgus
An inward collapse of the heel bone causing excessively flat feet which can cause pain and delay functional development.
Metatarsus Adductus
An inward curvature of the forefoot and toes creating intoed gait. Early serial casting and orthoses effectively improve alignment.
W Sitting
Children often sit with their knees out front and feet behind them. Causative factors are important to address early.
Late Walking
Occurs for several reasons including an excessive flat foot, hypermobility or more serious conditions. Assessment helps identify the causative factors.
Growing Pains
Your child need not suffer “growing pains” nor should parents feel helpless. Podiatric treatment is an effective solution.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can a podiatrist help a child with autism?

Children diagnosed with autism have a high rate of comorbidity (conditions or diseases stemming from an existing condition) and many of these related conditions jeopardise the way children living with autism walk, run and play. 

Why is being pigeon toed a problem?

A child who walks intoed is susceptible to acute injury from tripping, and chronic injury through poor function. Both of these, coupled with the aesthetics of intoe walking, can affect self esteem. 

My child has growing pains, is there anything I can do?

Sore legs happen with growing children, but shouldn’t last for long periods. Previously thought to be growth-related, it is now understood to involve biomechanical factors which can be addressed and treated.

How early should I take my child to a podiatrist?

The earlier the better. In fact, many conditions are better managed prior to your child walking.

Do I need a referral?

No. Seeing our podiatrists does not require a specific referral. However, on occasion you may be referred under a Chronic Disease Management plan (EPC) which you will need to provide at the time of consultation. Referral from your doctor or specialist is also needed to allow us to fully understand your needs. It is important to understand that your EPC will not cover all of your consultation costs.

How do I pay for my consultation?

Payment is required at the completion of your consultation. We provide both hicaps for your private health fund needs, and we have eftpos facilities to enable this.

I have NDIS funding, can I still make an appointment?

Yes, we have many NDIS patients of various ages and complaints. It is important to understand that we cannot see you without you firstly providing both your current NDIS plan and undertaking a service agreement.

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