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Do Children's Feet Need Special Treatment?

Children's feet are different from adults as they are not yet fully mature. A baby's foot consists mainly of cartilage and so is very flexible and prone to damage from abnormal pressure (for example from shoes or socks that are too tight). For this reason it is important to continually check if socks and shoes still fit your child.


Prior to walking "footwear" should be for warmth and protection only. When your child starts to walk (usually be between 8 and 18 months of age) it is time to look for the correct shoes. Remember it is important to allow sufficient bare foot time to help promote proper development of your child's feet. Make sure this is in a safe and protected environment to help prevent injuries such as insect bites, splinters and the like.

Developmental Stages

Children go through normal developmental changes in the feet and legs starting with quite "flat feet" and "bowed legs", progressing to "knocked knees". If you are concerned about the development of your child's feet or legs or if they are complaining of any pain see one of our Podiatrists. Often there is a simple reason for mysterious "growing pains" and they can be treated effectively by our Podiatrists.

Common conditions that can affect children's feet:

You should take your child to a podiatrist if:

      • You notice uneven shoe wear
      • You notice any skin rashes, hard skin lumps or bumps on your child's feet
      • Your child complains of recurrent pain in the feet and/or legs
      • Your child is constantly tripping or falling
      • You have any other concerns about your child's feet




Are you after a river change? Mildura is an inland city in Northern Victoria with a population of over 60,000 people on the great Murray River, border of Victoria and New South Wales. Irymple Foot Clinic is looking for a fully qualified Podiatrist to start in January 2018 for 2-3 days per week to join a dynamic team of Podiatrists and Podiatry Assistants. We use Front-Desk practice management system and have accommodation available if required for successful applicant. New graduates welcome to apply.
All areas of podiatry are covered, including:
• General foot and nail care
• Diabetic Foot Care Assessments
• Diagnosis and treatment of lower limb complications /Biomechanical Assessments
• Orthotic Prescription
• Paediatric Assessments
• Footwear Assessments
• Nail Surgery
• High Risk Foot / Wound Care
Podiatrists with all levels of experience are welcome to apply. Previous experience in private practice and the ability to work independently is highly advantageous. Dry Needling / Acupuncture for Podiatrists training would also be helpful. The successful applicant will need to have:
• Full registration with AHPRA
• Honesty, Integrity and a great Work Ethic
• Ability to work independently and as part of a close team
• Great communication and computer skills
• Empathy and Cultural Awareness
For all enquiries, please: Contact: Tracey Meyer Phone: 0458176823; 0350246333 or Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date is 23rd Nov 2017.