Wollongong: (02) 4229 3622 | Shellharbour: (02) 4295 5588
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To make an appointment in our Wollongong Clinic call (02) 4229 3622, alternatively please fill out the form below.
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If you would like to make an appointment at our Wollongong clinic, please fill out the form below and we will call you to arrange a time.

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Kids

PIGEON TOED WALKING
INTOEING (PIGEON TOED WALKING)

Many parents have concerns when they observe an intoeing or pigeon toed style of gait in their children. It is important to understand that this style of gait may be a normal stage of gait development, however when intoeing becomes excessive or prolonged, it may cause problems and require treatment.

If you are concerned about your child having an intoeing gait a simple assessment by a podiatrist can evaluate this issue. Our podiatrists can advise you on your options and whether treatment is necessary.

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TOE WALKING

Toe walking in children is a common reason for parents to seek an assessment with a podiatrist. At certain stages of a child’s development toe walking can be considered normal, but it can also indicate an underlying problem. Assessment by a podiatrist can be useful to determine whether your child’s toe walking may present future problems.

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HEEL PAIN

Although heel pain is commonly associated with middle aged men and women, children can suffer heel pain. Sever’s disease or ‘calcaneal apophysitis’ can affect children between the ages of 8 and 14. You may notice your child have a limp or complain of a painful heel, also being active or playing sport may increase their pain. Treatment of this condition can include ice, stretching, footwear changes and orthotic therapy, when required. If you are concerned about your child’s feet, make an appointment with a podiatrist.

FOOTWEAR for kids
FOOTWEAR

The rapid development of the child’s foot means ever changing footwear needs. Initially, soft protective covers, such as socks, are all that is needed. As your child begins to walk shoes will need to be fitted. The size of their shoes will need to be checked regularly and changed as required.

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TRIPPING

When children first initiate walking, tripping is a common and expected part of the learning process. For some children, tripping may continue past this normal phase and start to cause issues with the development of normal gait patterns. Prolonged and frequent tripping can indicate a foot or gait anomaly. If this is not addressed it may cause injury and issues with confidence as children struggle to perform normal daily activities and keep up with their peers. There is treatment for problematic tripping. This may involve seeing a podiatrist or a paediatric physiotherapist.

 

2/56A Church St, Wollongong
PO BOX 1676 
Wollongong DC 2521
CALL (02) 4229 3622
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2/6 Memorial Dr, Shellharbour City
PO BOX 223
Shellharbour City Centre
CALL (02) 4295 5588
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Monday - Friday
Occasional Saturdays
No Referral Required
We accept Medicare

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Wollongong: (02) 4229 3622 

Shellharbour: (02) 4295 5588

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To make an appointment in our Wollongong Clinic - Call (02) 4229 3622

To make an appointment in our Shellharbour Clinic - Call (02) 4295 5588