childrens feet – Umina Podiatry

Common Children’s Foot Injuries

Common Foot Injuries in Children Children’s injuries are in most cases related with sporting activity and associated with overuse. As young athletes are still growing, they are at greater risk of injury than adults are. Overuse injuries can affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones, and growth plates. In children, these structures are still growing, and the […]

Pupil Free Day on Monday? Get the Kids feet checked.

Some schools will be closed this Monday for a pupil free day. It’s your last chance to get the Kids feet checked this holidays. How are the School Shoes going? Do you need new sports shoes? Is Netball or Football causing foot and ankle pain ? Now is the time to get it checked. We […]

Netball Players -Check your old shoes before you buy new ones.

Over 63% of Netball injuries are related to the ankle and lower leg As the new season approaches we need to prepare… Helpful Tips! Injuries Ensure that all old injuries from last year are fully rehabilitated before returning to play. Old Shoes Look at the appearance of the soles of your previous shoes. Compare the […]

Newborn stands and walks after Podiatry

Our newly hatched chook had some trouble standing and walking, but applying some podiatry knowledge and a bit of strapping got her going again. This chicken was hatched with a splayed leg, so has got the nickname “flipper”. It was unable to stand or get around very well until we applied some poultry podiatry, strapping […]

Making School Shoes Last the Distance

It’s nearly the end of term 3, and some school shoes are starting to look a bit worn out. Even worse, they could be affecting your child’s foot health. Here are some tips to help those school shoes go the extra mile. Six simple tips and tricks:   1. Waterproof Them As soon as you […]