Does my child need to see a Podiatrist?

Potter Podiatry recommends all children from the age of 3 should be screened by a Podiatrist. They should be seen before the age of 3 if a specific concern has been raised by parents, health visitors, practice nurses, GPs or other Allied Health professionals.

Potter Podiatry believe that many adult foot & gait problems can be prevented or minimised with early assessment & identification of potential issues.

 

signs child needs to see a podiatristSigns your child should see a Podiatrist:

  • Foot or lower limb pain particularly when occurs after activity or at night
  • Poor balance/ clumsiness/ co-ordination
  • Gait disorders (in-toeing/ out-toeing/ tip-toeing)
  • Family history of lower limb pain/ alignment problems or gait disorders
  • Family history of Joint Hypermobility
  • Delayed walking
  • Unusual crawling or walking style
  • Flat feet
  • Gait disorders (in-toeing/ out-toeing/ tip-toeing)
  • Difficulty keeping up with peers in running, climbing, catching, kicking
  • Alignment disorders (Clubfoot, Junvenile Bunions)
  • Child trips more than peers, asks to be carried regularly/ wants legs massaged
  • Unusual wear patterns on footwear
  • Difficulty finding well fitting footwear
  • Blisters from footwear

 

Chloe Potter has treated 1000s of children with foot & lower limb problems including children with Hypermobility, ASD, Global Developmental Delay, Low Tone, Connective Tissue Disorders such as Ehlers Danlos, Angelman & Marfan’s Syndromes & chromosomal abnormalities. She has also worked with State & National Level Junior Athletes from a wide variety of sports. Find out more about Chloe here.

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