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What are the Nutritional Needs for a Child to Grow?

Both adults and children require the same types of nutrients however, children require different amounts of these specific nutrients at different ages. As children are growing and developing, it is vital that they are meeting these nutritional requirements to build healthy bodies and to help them be the best they...

How can Nail Polish be Unhealthy for Children’s Nails?

Painting your toddlers’ fingernails and toenails may be fun, fashionable and completely harmless, but is it really safe? Up until recently, most nail polishes contained ingredients including whats known as the ‘toxic trio’- formaldehyde, toluene and diputyl phthalate (DBP). These ingredients should be avoided when buying nail polish. What is?  Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is a...

Why Are Feet Ticklish?

Does the thought of being tickled make your cringe? Does it bring back memories of being tickled as a child? Are your feet the most ticklish part of your body?   It has been found that the feet are the most ticklish part of your body due to having nearly 8,000 nerve...

School Shoes

Answers to our most frequently asked questions about SCHOOL SHOES. Why is it important to have shoes fitted for school aged children? Feet are the foundation to our bodies. As a child grows, their feet change to the adapting needs of their development. Children’s feet are soft and pliable and their shape...

Curly Toes

Curly toes is a common condition that affects infants and children. Quite often the severity will vary among all children. As your child becomes older the appearance of curly toes will often become more noticeable. In some cases, your child may grow out of it. Typically, it has been found that...

Pigeon Toed Walking

Your child has started to walk and you have noticed that their feet are turning inwards while walking. You have never noticed anyone else’s children walking this way and wonder if it is normal at such a young age. After speaking to your family doctor they have recommended that you...

Tips For Toddler Footwear

  Avoid secondhand shoes for toddlers Quite often, parents with many children will pass their shoes down the line because shoes can be expensive and having to buy multiple pairs twice a year can definitely put a dint in the wallet. Tread carefully when doing so as “Almost 80% of foot...

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Sweaty Feet?

With the start of the school year upon us, you may be starting back up the after school sporting activities. Which can often mean that your child’s feet are becoming warm and sweaty. Plantar Hyperhidrosis is a condition known as sweaty feet, which tends to affect the bottom of your feet....

Tarsal Coalition and Joint Fusions

One of those tricky diagnoses that can get missed! What is a Tarsal Coalition? The tarsal bones in the middle of the foot form joints that are integral for proper function of the foot and lower leg. On occasions an abnormal growth of bone or fibrous tissue occurs across these joints...

Hand Me Down Shoes – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T DO IT!

Ensuring that your child has appropriate shoes that are fitted especially for their individual foot type is one of the most important factors throughout their growth and development. However, as a podiatrist it is becoming increasingly more apparent that parents are choosing to pass down shoes to their younger children...