At My Podiatrist, we specialise in the growth and development of children’s feet and provide a full range of paediatric podiatry services (children’s feet podiatry). We recognise the importance of catering to the individual needs and characteristics of young children and teens. Children can begin walking anywhere between 8-18 months, so it is important to have them professionally assessed if you notice they are experiencing any issues or suspect there may be a problem.
From toddlers to teenagers, Children’s Podiatrists can treat kids of all ages at any stage of their development. In younger children, podiatric problems are sometimes easier to identify when toddlers are older and learning to walk (or facing difficulties with walking) but if you suspect any issues with your baby or young toddler’s lower limbs or feet, you can seek podiatric advice.
No, you do not need a referral to see a children’s podiatrist as a private patient. Some chronic podiatric conditions may be covered by Medicare, to see if the rebates may apply to you or your child’s circumstances, contact My Podiatrist or your GP for more information.