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Paediatric Podiatrist in Adelaide

Expert Care For Children’s Feet

 

Children’s Foot Specialist Adelaide

At AC Podiatry, we understand the unique needs of children when it comes to foot health. Our experienced paediatric podiatrists in Adelaide are committed to delivering specialised treatment for children’s foot conditions, ensuring optimal development and mobility.

Common Paediatric Foot Conditions

Children may experience a range of foot conditions that require specialised care. Some common paediatric foot conditions we address include:

Baby Foot Care

Proper foot care from infancy to early childhood is crucial for healthy development. Our paediatric podiatrists provide guidance on proper foot hygiene, nail trimming, and monitoring developmental milestones to ensure optimal foot health in babies and toddlers.

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common complaint among children and can result from various factors such as plantar fasciitis, Sever’s disease, or injury. Our paediatric podiatrists are skilled in diagnosing the underlying cause of heel pain and providing effective treatment to alleviate discomfort and promote normal activity.

Gait Analysis

Assessing and analysing the way a child walks is essential for identifying any abnormalities or issues that may affect their foot health and overall mobility. Our paediatric podiatrists conduct comprehensive gait analyses to evaluate walking patterns and determine the appropriate course of treatment.

Orthotic Therapy

Customised orthotic devices play a vital role in supporting proper foot alignment and function in children. Our paediatric podiatrists prescribe and design orthotics tailored to each child’s unique needs, helping to address issues such as flat feet, pronation, or gait abnormalities.

Footwear Advice

Guidance on selecting appropriate footwear is crucial for promoting foot health and comfort in children. We provide expert advice on choosing shoes that offer adequate support, cushioning, and stability to prevent foot problems and ensure proper foot development.

Skin And Nails

Common skin and nail conditions such as ingrown toenails, fungal infections, or warts can affect children’s foot health. We offer comprehensive treatment for these conditions, including nail trimming, topical medications, or minor surgical procedures as needed.

Warts

Warts on the feet can be painful and contagious, particularly in children. We use various treatment options such as topical medications, cryotherapy, or laser therapy to effectively manage and eliminate warts, preventing discomfort and spread.

Management Of Common Foot Conditions

We provide comprehensive care for a wide range of common foot conditions in children, including flat feet, in-toeing, growing pains, and heel pain. With a focus on early intervention and personalised treatment plans, we ensure optimal outcomes and long-term foot health for our young patients.

Why Choose AC Podiatry As Your Kids Podiatry In Adelaide?

  1. Specialised Expertise: Our paediatric podiatrists in Adelaide have specialised training and experience in treating children’s foot conditions.
  2. Child-Friendly Approach: We create a welcoming and supportive environment for children, making their podiatry experience positive and stress-free.
  3. Customised Treatment Plans: Each child receives personalised care tailored to their specific needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
  4. Comprehensive Services: From preventive care to advanced treatments, we offer a wide range of paediatric podiatry services to address all foot concerns.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION

Children should see a paediatric podiatrist if they experience foot pain, difficulty walking or running, persistent tripping or falling, unusual foot shape or appearance, or if there are concerns about their foot development.

Flat feet are common in children and often resolve on their own as the child grows. However, if flat feet are accompanied by pain, difficulty walking, or other symptoms, it’s advisable to consult a paediatric podiatrist for assessment and appropriate management.

Paediatric podiatrists can assess the underlying causes of in-toeing, such as metatarsus adductus or femoral anteversion, and provide appropriate interventions such as stretching exercises and orthotic devices.

Yes, paediatric podiatrists can prescribe custom orthotic devices for children to address biomechanical issues, support proper foot alignment, and alleviate pain or discomfort associated with various foot conditions.

Paediatric podiatrists may recommend conservative treatments such as stretching exercises, supportive footwear, orthotic devices, or activity modification to manage heel pain in children. In severe cases, additional interventions such as physical therapy or corticosteroid injections may be considered.

During your child’s first podiatry visit, the paediatric podiatrist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s foot health, including a medical history review, physical examination, gait analysis, and assessment of foot structure and function. Based on the findings, the podiatrist will discuss any concerns and recommend appropriate treatment options.

The frequency of visits to a paediatric podiatrist depends on your child’s individual needs and foot health concerns. Typically, regular check-ups every 6 to 12 months may be recommended to monitor foot development, assess the effectiveness of treatment interventions, and address any emerging issues.

Growing pains, characterised by intermittent leg pain typically occurring at night, are common in children and often resolve on their own. However, if the pain persists, worsens, or significantly affects your child’s quality of life, it’s advisable to consult a paediatric podiatrist or healthcare provider for evaluation and appropriate management.

Addressing foot issues in childhood is crucial for promoting proper foot development, preventing long-term complications, and ensuring optimal mobility and quality of life. Early intervention by a paediatric podiatrist can help identify and address foot problems before they become more serious, allowing children to thrive and participate fully in daily activities.

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Address: 101 Halifax Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000 

This location is a Bupa Members First provider.

Our Adelaide CBD clinic is located on the southern side of Halifax Street, between Pulteney Street and King William Road. Our building can be found opposite the Rob Roy Hotel.

Accessibility: Located on the ground floor.

Parking: Onsite patient car parking (directly out the front), ample free street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Tuesday:8.00am-4.00pm
Thursday:8.30am-5.00pm
Friday:8.00am-3.00pm

Address: 500 Magill Road, MAGILL SA 5072

Our Magill clinic is located inside the Move for Better Health Building working alongside iNform Health and Fitness, Move Physiotherapy, 360-Me Nutrition and NLC Psychology. This clinic can be found on the corner of Briant Road and Magill Road. 

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Tuesday:9.00am-5.00pm

Address: 277 Unley Road, MALVERN SA 5061

Our Malvern clinic is located inside the Move for Better Health Building working alongside iNform Health and Fitness, Move Physiotherapy, 360-Me Nutrition and NLC Psychology. This clinic can be found on the corner of Fisher Street and Unley Road.

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:8.00am-2.00pm
Wednesday:8.00am-4.00pm
Saturday:8.00am-12.00pm

Address: Suite 5, 81-83 Smart Road, MODBURY SA 5092 

This location is a Bupa Members First provider

Our Modbury clinic is located on Smart Road, opposite the back entrance to the Tea Tree Plaza car park. The entrance to our car park is at the smaller roundabout, heading east up Smart Road.

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:10.00am-7.00pm
Wednesday:8.30am-5.00pm
Thursday:9.00am-5.30pm
Friday:8.00am-4.00pm

Address: Level 1, 132-134 Fosters Road HILLCREST SA 5086

This location is a Bupa Members First provider.

Our Oakden clinic is located on Level One of the Oakden Medical Centre. The building is a two storey white building on the eastern side of Fosters Road, before reaching the Northgate Shopping Centre.  

Accessibility: Lift and ramp facilities, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:8.30am-7.00pm
Tuesday:8.30am-5.00pm
Wednesday:9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday:8.30am-4.00pm
Friday:8.00am-4.30pm