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Should My Child See A Podiatrist?

It's that time of the year again - Back To School!

Does your child only want to wear trendy shoes?

Do they have foot pain?

Do you know what shoes to look for?

What is the correct fit?

Before you purchase school shoes for the new school year, take the quiz below:

guide to buying school shoes

If you are still unsure of the type of shoes your child needs, our Darwin Podiatrist can help to assess your child's foot type, mobility, walking and running patterns. Podiatrists are healthcare professionals specializing in foot health and have expertise in assessing foot anatomy and gait patterns. We can provide footwear education, including specific shoe features to look out for that are suitable for your child's foot condition.

Comprehensive Evaluation

  • Our podiatrist will conduct a thorough assessment of your child's foot type, considering factors such as arch structure, pronation or supination tendencies, and other aspects related to foot anatomy.

  • The evaluation also includes observing how your child walks and runs.

  • Analysing footwear wear patterns also provide a true representation of how your child walks.

If pain is present, it is strongly advised to seek further treatment from a podiatrist.

Pain can be indicative of various foot problems, and a podiatrist can provide a diagnosis and recommend appropriate interventions, which may include specific shoe recommendations, orthotics, or other forms of treatment.

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