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Summer sports a big hit on little feet

As thousands of Australian children sign up for summer sports programs, podiatrists warn many of them could be wearing shoes which permanently damage their feet.

Children spend on average 1000 hours a year in school shoes – and footwear required for popular sports such as cricket, netball, basketball and soccer also add additional pressure on growing feet. Continue reading Summer sports a big hit on little feet

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Little feet a big focus as Australia celebrates National Foot Health Month

Podiatrists are urging parents to take big steps for their children’s feet as part of National Foot Health Month, to help Aussie kids grow up living an active and pain-free life.

Australian podiatry group, Balance Podiatry, has this month released new research revealing 81% of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist. Continue reading Little feet a big focus as Australia celebrates National Foot Health Month

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5 Signs Your Child Should See A Podiatrist

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Childs ShoesAs a parent, you know the signs of the common cold, the flu and allergic reactions. You pay close attention to your child’s health so you can detect and identify any issues right away. But some children’s health issues, like chronic leg or foot problems, require more than a dose of antihistamines or a trip to the family physician.

When you child has a foot or lower limb problem there’s a number of symptoms that can occur due to a number of reasons, and they can each require the attention of a paediatric or family podiatrist.

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