Have you ever wondered how do I tell if my child needs to see a podiatrist?
Growing children can experience a range of different issues, conditions and injuries. At North West Physio, we’ve partnered with The Pedalar Podiatry to tend to all their physiotherapy and podiatry needs under one roof.
So, if you think your child might benefit from seeing a podiatrist, give our friendly team a call today. Find your closest location and book an appointment online here.
Common Foot and Lower Leg Issues School Children Experience
- Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis)
- Shin splints
- Flat feet
- Ankle sprains
- Ingrown toenails
Signs or Symptoms Parents Should be Aware of
If you’re not sure if your child has a condition or issue which might require treatment, there are a range of signs and symptoms to look out for.
And while they may differ depending on the condition, some might include:
- Signs of irregular or uneven wear patterns on their shoes
- The child limping, walking awkwardly or hobbling
- Showing signs of asymmetrical legs or feet
What Can Happen if Issues Are Left Untreated?
Depending on the cause and nature of the injury or condition, the foot and/or ankle issues could progress to something more serious.
When such issues are ignored or aren’t tended to, it could end up being more complex to treat and manage and could even take a longer period to control.
That’s why we believe the earlier an issue or condition is identified, the sooner we can treat and manage it, and then generally it takes less time resolve.
Podiatry Services at North West Physio
Anybody of any age can see a podiatrist at North West Physio, and you don’t need a referral or other paperwork to make an appointment.
What to Expect at a Podiatry Appointment?
During an appointment there will be a full examination and assessment of the overall condition and health of the feet, ankles and lower limbs.
There will also be a full biomechanics assessment and analysis of gait, posture, walking and footwear.
How Do I Tell If My Child Needs To See A Podiatrist?
If you think your child may need an appointment with a podiatrist, contact the professional team at North West Physio today.
North West Physiotherapy is your one-stop pain relief and healthy living practice in Brisbane. With six clinics across North Brisbane; Everton Park, Keperra, Eatons Hill, Nundah, Lutchwyche and Newmarket, our aim is to provide holistic healthcare solution to suit your specific lifestyle.
Our services include Physiotherapy, Sports Physio, Hydrotherapy, Pilates, Podiatry, Dry Needling, Massage, Womens Health, and Seniors Strength and Balance Classes. Please note that services vary across our clinics.
Contact your local clinic to book an appointment.