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Flat Foot Treatment
Technology in Motion’s Orthotists provide orthotic assessment and treatment. This includes expert advice and treatment on flat feet in children.
Children’s feet are growing and it is our experience that proper care in early life, supporting but allowing normal function gives the best start to good posture and walking patterns in adulthood. Children’s feet are not the same as adult and most infants appear to be flat footed but this is normal and a normal arch will appear by the age of five or six.
Children come to see us because of excessively flat feet (pes planus), in toeing and tripping, knock knees or bow leg, and these children often have trouble in keeping up with their friends complaining of pain and discomfort in the calf or shin. This can be due to over pronation, or flat foot as the child stands.
If by the age that they start school, a normal arch has not developed we provide flexible support to encourage normal growth and good muscle action which will help to ensure the development of a firm base for walking, activity and sport as your child grows.