Orthotics for Children
Orthotics for children can be very helpful in supporting the growing body. We generally recommend looking at children from the age 6-7 years old, when the arch is fully formed.
Consider orthotics if your child is suffering from the following conditions:
- Growing pains (general pains especially after exercise)
- Heel pain
- Knee pain (e.g. Osgood Schlatters – pain around the front of the knee)
- Gait issues – feet rolling in/out
- Balance issues
- Family history of foot problems.
Orthotics can also be helpful for children who are involved in lots of sports, due to the high levels of strain on the growing body. They can align their lower limb bone structure into proper position, reduce the chance of injury and enhance youngsters’ balance, posture and stability.
As with adults, children will be given a full biomechanical examination and gait analysis. We have a range of orthotics to suit children and will advise appropriately which orthotic would suit best. We will also advise on footwear and exercises where appropriate.