Why would I need a Paediatric Assessment?
Often parents are concerned about their children’s feet as the child begins to walk and grow. Common problems are seen such as flat feet, heel pain, knee pain, in toeing, tip toeing or tripping when walking. Many of these concerns can be part of normal development and resolve. However, early intervention when problems do occur, (even if it is just reassurance) is important as left untreated can lead to major problems as your child grows.
What sort of Paediatric conditions does the clinic treat?
What happens during the assessment?
You will be with us about 1 hour. The assessment is very thorough and will include:
- Discussion regarding Previous Medical History and current Medications
- Detailed history of presenting problem including clinical examination
- Tests to ensure the Vascular and Neurological status of the lower limb is normal
- A comprehensive range of Orthopaedic tests carried out with you led down, sat up and standing
- Gait analysis
Will my condition be diagnosed and treated during the assessment?
The Podiatrist may be able to provide you with a diagnosis during the assessment. This is not always possible and we may recommend a diagnostic ultrasound scan in order to provide an accurate diagnosis.
Depending on the condition there are a range of specific treatment options available. These will be discussed with you in detail and a treatment plan will be formulated with you.