We have a special interest in providing a thorough but holistic approach to children’s feet.
Our paediatric podiatrists will take the time to learn as much as they can about your child before a diagnosis is reached or a treatment plan is developed. We offer children’s podiatry consultations from as young as 8 months to 18 years.
Children are not little adults.
Children’s feet differ significantly from those of adults as they are not fully formed yet. We believe that many symptomatic foot problems suffered by adults actually start during childhood but remain undetected.
Our podiatrists recommend that children be screened for foot programs at regular intervals throughout their development years, as they are for hearing and eyesight.
We suggest paediatric screenings at the following intervals:
- 12 months
- 18 months
- 3 years
- 7 years
- 12 years
Does my child need a referral to visit Riverside Podiatry?
Your child does not need a referral to visit, but you may have been directed to us by another practitioner such as a Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or General Practitioner. Any information your referring clinician provides is helpful.
Your private health insurance funds may cover part of your consultation or orthopaedic devices, if your child needs them.