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Children’s Assessments

Children’s Biomechanical Assessments at Happy Feet Podiatry

Nurturing Growing Feet for a Lifetime of Healthy Movement

Children are constantly on the move, exploring the world with boundless energy. But sometimes, they may encounter issues with their gait or posture that can indicate underlying biomechanical concerns. At Happy Feet Podiatry, we perform children’s biomechanical assessments to ensure their feet are developing correctly and to address any issues that could affect their long-term mobility and foot health.

Why are Children’s Biomechanical Assessments Important?

Biomechanics play a crucial role in how children walk, run, and play. An assessment can identify abnormalities in foot structure or function that may contribute to more noticeable problems, such as in-toeing, flat feet, frequent tripping, or even discomfort when walking. Early detection and management are essential for:

Preventing pain and discomfort:

By correcting abnormal patterns early, we can prevent discomfort that might otherwise deter children from staying active.

✔ Promoting proper growth: 

Addressing biomechanical issues early helps ensure that children’s feet and legs develop optimally.

✔ Enhancing performance:

For active children and young athletes, opti mal biomechanics can improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury.

✔ Supporting overall health:

Proper foot mechanics are important for general physical health and can prevent future issues in the knees, hips, and back.

Our comprehensive biomechanical assessment for children includes:

✔ Observation and Analysis

We observe your child’s gait and posture, looking for any signs of imbalance or inefficient movement patterns.

✔ Physical Examination

We conduct a thorough physical examination of your child’s lower limbs to check for any structural abnormalities or limitations in range of motion.

✔ Footwear Evaluation and recommendations

We review your child’s current footwear for proper fit and support, which is vital for growing feet. We also can recommend the best footwear to suit your child.

✔ Treatment and Care Plan

We develop a tailored care plan, which may include exercises, orthotics, footwear recommendations, and follow-up visits to monitor progress.


Why are Children’s Biomechanical Assessments Important?

At Happy Feet Podiatry, we create a welcoming and engaging environment for children. We understand that kids may be apprehensive about visiting healthcare providers, so we go the extra mile to ensure their comfort and build their trust.

Schedule a Biomechanical Assessment for Your Child

If you’ve noticed any irregularities in your child’s walking or running, or if they’ve complained of discomfort during activity, a biomechanical assessment can provide the answers and solutions you need. Together, we’ll take the first step towards ensuring your child’s feet are set up for a lifetime of healthy movement.

Why Choose Happy Feet Podiatry for Nail and Skin Care?

Gentle, Expert Care

Our podiatrists use the latest techniques and tools to provide care that is both gentle and effective, minimising discomfort and maximising results.

A Commitment to Education

We not only treat your current concerns but also provide you with the knowledge and tools to prevent future issues, helping you maintain healthy feet for life.

A Welcoming Clinic Environment

From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll find a warm, caring atmosphere designed to make you feel relaxed and at home.

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