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