Orthotics For Children
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 kids feet, kids 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.
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 kids shoes, particularly sneaker-type kids shoes, and will discuss this with you during your consultation.