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Children's Foot HealthOld-fashioned plimsoll shoes were popular decades ago due to their flat soles. However, when it comes to modern shoes for kids learning how to walk, flat soles are not common. In comparison to shoes sold today, plimsoll shoes might serve as the healthier option in keeping your children’s feet healthy.

Having cushioned trainers with heels makes it difficult for young people to learn using the front foot. According to studies, the human foot is designed for distance running, but only if the runner lands in the front part of the foot. “If someone is going to learn to run from first principles let them learn using their natural equipment as much as possible,” said Mick Wilkinson of Northumbria University in Newcastle.  

Making sure your child’s feetare healthy is crucial to their health and development. Seeking the help of a chiropodist like Marz Hardy of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics can help your child keep their feet healthy. Dr. Hardy will examine your child’s feet and provide the right care and treatment for them.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life. As children grow, their feet require different care from birth to school-age.

Although babies don’t walk yet, it is still important to take care of their feet.

· Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on their feet
· Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn

To learn more about keeping children’s feet healthy, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Toronto, ON. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

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