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CHILDREN'S FEET

 

MOST CHILDREN APPEAR TO HAVE FLAT FEET WHEN THEY FIRST START WALKING.  THIS IS MAINLY DUE TO POSTURE AND THE FATTY DEPOSITS IN THE FEET.  BECAUSE BABIES HAVE A RELATIVELY LARGE HEAD COMPARED TO THE REST OF THEIR BODY WHEN THEY ARE BORN AS WELL AS A LARGE TORSO THEY INITIALLY WALK WITH A WIDE STANCE, KNEES BENT AND THE FEET TURNED OUTWARDS.

ACCORDING TO PODIATRIST, DR. MONIQUE MITCHELL, "MANY OF THE PROBLEMS FOUND IN CHILDREN'S FEET ARE ASSOCIATED WITH GROWTH, OVERUSE, WEIGHT GAIN, AND POSTURAL CHANGES.  GENETICS ALSO PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR CHILD'S FEET.  IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 10 TO 20 PERCENT OF CHILDREN HAVE FLAT FEET.  MOST CHILDREN GROW OUT OF IN-TOEING, AND TOE WALKING BY 24 MONTHS OF AGE."

DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS ENCOURAGES ALL OF THE CHIROPODISTS WHOM HE EMPLOYS TO HAVE FAMILIES BRING THEIR CHILDREN IN TO BE CHECKED BEFORE THE AGE OF 3.  THERE IS A SAYING THAT STATES 'AS THE TWIG IS BENT, SO GROWS THE TREE.'

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS WHO LOVE THEIR PROFESSION AND ARE DEDICATED TO THEIR PATIENTS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US A 416-465-8737.

 

 

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