Paediatrics

Paediatrics – Children to Young Adult

Paediatric Podiatry

AMA Podiatry has a long history in paediatric assessment and early childhood development.

Having a strong commitment to a holistic approach, this means our dedicated team review your child through walking, range of motion, gait difficulties and balance and coordination.

Combined with advice from the parent and associated health care provider we formulate a treatment plan for your child.

Alex Adam is the chief consultant for the southeast corridor of Melbourne and the city of Kingston Maternal Health for the past five years.

From your child’s initial assessment the Podiatrist will advise you of the best management plan for your child’s feet.

Goals and outcomes are developed in consultation with both your child and family in mind.

Classifications in Children

Classifications in ChildrenClassifications in Children

‘Positional’

  • This is where the intrauterine position of the child is compromised and this can be a breech birth.
  • Late turning, late delivery time, large child and small womb.
  • Also damage to the womb wall causing the foot or feet to become entangled.

2nd Classification in children

‘Genetic or Structural’

This type will produce conditions such as Metatarsus Adductus, and in toed gait In teen age years conditions such as, Osgood Schlatters Syndrome, Growing pains, Severs disease and Knee Pain.

We provide consultation and advice on children’s feet and lower limb conditions, including;

  • Toe Walking
  • Curly Toes
  • In Toeing
  • Knock Knees
  • Late Walking (longer than fourteen months)
  • Osggod Schlatters Syndrome
  • Growing Pains
  • Severs Disease
  • Knee and Lower back pain

Paediatric Podiatry
After consultation if treatment is required for any conditions, AMA Podiatry may provide advice on either strength or stretching programs, correct footwear advice, casting or Ortho Kids orthotic therapy.

As part of our ongoing training and mentoring program, the team at AMA Podiatry continually provide education for our podiatrists . This enables them to provide you with assurance that any treatment plan advised for your child/young adult is based on the very best and latest evidence and experience.

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For more information on how we can help you, please call us on 9576 9495 or complete our enquiry form: Enquiry Form