Is childrens flat foot a problem?

By | December 4, 2020

Flat feet in youngsters is common and the majority of of the time it is really not an issue, so this results in a lot of disagreement with regards to if it is a normal variance involving no consequence or perhaps is the start of a condition that should be cared for. We have witnessed numerous debates over this on the internet and at meetings, however with no real general opinion. You can get firmly held opinions for both sides of the argument. An edition of the podiatry related livestream, PodChatLive ended up being focused on dealing with this theme. PodChatLive is a monthly livestream with two hosts that discuss a new topic each month having a different invitee or number of guests that is broadcast live on Facebook and later on the edited version is uploaded to YouTube as well as the audio edition is made accessible as a podcast. They already have a fairly big following within podiatry and people interested in the topics that they discuss.

In the latest edition on childrens flat feet the hosts talked to investigator, lecturer and private podiatrist Helen Banwell with regards to the discourse and concerns in connection with symptomatic Vs asymptomatic flat feet in children and also talked about her thoughts when you ought to treat versus when not to. They discussed the need for inquiring about family history with regard to making that decision. They also discussed conservative as opposed to surgical interventions and the way to take care of concerned and anxious parents whenever offering their advice to to manage or not manage. In addition they discussed the foot orthotic useage habits for the younger patient with flat feet. Helen Banwell is a teacher in podiatry and an Academic Integrity Officer at the School of Health Sciences, along with Associate Director for the international Centre of Allied Health Evidence (iCAHE) with the University of Adelaide in Australia. Helen is a starting part of Making Strides which is a web based collaboration for those working in foot and lower leg development analysis. Helen has been a teacher in podiatry at the University of South Australia since 1999, instructing paediatric principle and practical in addition to introducing second year podiatry students to practical clinics.