Orthotics For Children

Kids’ orthotics help promote healthy growth, development and support their recovery from injury .

Here at Perform Podiatry, we take a proactive approach to kids’ foot care and podiatry. We do this because we recognise that pain doesn’t occur for no reason – and that while the traditional approach may be to wait it out and *hope* that the pain resolves, why keep kids in pain for longer when we can use treatments like orthotics to help? Orthotics are able to help with a wide range of foot and leg conditions by adjusting and controlling the way the lower limbs function. Orthotics are prescribed as part of a treatment plan and are designed with a particular purpose and function, specific to a child’s symptoms – that’s the difference between the ‘cushioning‘ orthotics you get from a pharmacy, and the custom orthotics we create that are as precise for your feet as prescription glasses are for your eyes.  We’re parents too – and specialise in kid’s feet, kid’s orthotics, and welcome children of all ages into the practice. No child is too young to be seen by a podiatrist and put on track to healthy growth and development.

Kids orthotics can help with:

  • Walking/gait abnormalities
  • Pains and aches in the feet or legs
  • Growing pains
  • Regular tripping and falling
  • Keeping up with friends on the sports field
  • Uneven shoewear
  • Tired, achy legs after physical activity
  • Abnormal foot or leg position
  • Any other problems or abnormalities with the feet and legs
  • Supporting healthy growth and development
  • Facilitating the healing of injuries
  • Relieving areas of high-pressure
  • Helping with stability issues
Just like for adults, kids’ orthotics are designed specifically for their feet. Depending on the pain, problem or their needs, we can either create completely custom orthotics made from an impression of their feet that can last them years (depending on their rate of growth!), or short-term orthotics that are customised for their feet. Unlike adults, who tend to be more sensitive to the changes beneath their feet as they first start to wear orthotics, we find that kids adjust to orthotics very quickly and without any issues. We fit orthotics to a variety of kid’s shoes, particularly sneaker-type kids’ shoes, and will discuss this with you during your consultation.  Want to learn more about the range of children’s foot problems we treat and the other treatments we offer? Click here