Children’s feet differ from those of adults as they are not yet fully formed. At six months of age the foot is still mostly cartilage, in fact the last bone does not begin to form until about 3 years of age. By 18 years of age most of the bones are fully formed. Children’s feet are soft and pliable making them prone to damage from abnormal pressure, such as shoes which are too small. Many childhood problems are also hereditary in nature.
With many years of operation in Townsville, Hayley has enjoyed following the development of many patients from early childhood to adolescence. Here at Foundation Podiatry we take pride in the results seen with appropriate intervention at the right time leading to healthy results for children later in life.