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Children’s feet are always on the move. Whether your child is standing, sitting, walking, running or skipping; their feet are on the move and growing! Your children’s feet will spend most of their growth period in school. It is important to ensure you have good advice on school shoes and that your child has the correct fit in length and width. Your child needs about 1cm of growing room between the longest toe and the top end of the shoe. Your child’s growing feet should not be squashed.

FUN FACT: Most people have one foot that is larger than the other. Make sure both feet are measured and fit your shoes to the larger foot.

DID YOU KNOW? The human foot has 250 000 sweat glands. You should avoid shoes made from synthetic materials, as children’s feet perspire and need to be able to breathe.

A check up with a Podiatrist is recommended if your child complains about sore feet or if you notice changes, such as uneven shoe wear, hard skin, lumps or bumps on the feet. Recurrent pain in the feet or legs is not normal and needs to be checked out. If you have any concerns about your child’s foot health seek help from one of the Podiatrists at Panaceum Group.

Call Panaceum Seacrest on 9923 9999, 75 Barrett Drive, Wandina or Panaceum Allied Health, 233 Lester Avenue, Geraldton on 9920 8151. Alternatively you can book online here or via the Appointuit app.