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Summer sports a big hit on little feet

As thousands of Australian children sign up for summer sports programs, podiatrists warn many of them could be wearing shoes which permanently damage their feet.

Children spend on average 1000 hours a year in school shoes – and footwear required for popular sports such as cricket, netball, basketball and soccer also add additional pressure on growing feet. Continue reading Summer sports a big hit on little feet

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Little feet a big focus as Australia celebrates National Foot Health Month

Podiatrists are urging parents to take big steps for their children’s feet as part of National Foot Health Month, to help Aussie kids grow up living an active and pain-free life.

Australia’s largest podiatry group, My FootDr podiatry centres, has this month released new research revealing 81% of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist. Continue reading Little feet a big focus as Australia celebrates National Foot Health Month

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Big facts on little feet – Foot Health Month 2017

Did you know as many as 81 per cent of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist?

Children’s feet and legs develop rapidly, and there are a surprising number of common foot problems that can be difficult for parents to identify.

To help celebrate National Foot Health Month, this October we encourage parents to take big steps for little feet by taking their child to a podiatrist, to help Aussie kids grow up living a happy, healthy and active life. Continue reading Big facts on little feet – Foot Health Month 2017

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Put your child’s best foot forward

Children Podiatry

Children PodiatryAnkle and foot problems are extremely common in children of all ages. While some issues are hereditary, most are due to strain in physical activities and sports. These issues are often overlooked and labeled as either insignificant or parents mistake them for growing pains.

As Podiatrists, we know it’s important to keep an eye out for foot or ankle problems that your child may have and to make sure the right precautions are taken. Continue reading Put your child’s best foot forward

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Back To School Foot Health for Kids

Back To School Kids ShoesThe development of a child’s foot and lower limb is critical to ensure that they are able to enjoy a happy, healthy and active adult life. Kids feet and legs develop very rapidly, and it can be difficult for parents to know what is normal, and what isn’t. The growing foot needs special care as the bones are predominantly cartilage, and as such they cannot be considered “small adults”. The start of the new school year often means that new school shoes are necessary. Here is a quick overview of a child foot and some tips on getting fitted for good quality shoes for your child this year.

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