Topic Archives: Rotational deformities

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Mar 6, 2017, 9:41 PM
The flat foot is one of the most common presentations to health professionals. It is also one of the most controversial treatment. More often than not, while these children may have a slightly flatter foot, they will rarely complain of any pain and can be highly active kids. So the question remains, if we do treat, what exactly are we treating?
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Jan 30, 2017, 8:17 PM
By Antoni Caserta You have a thirteen year old in front of you, he doesn’t look up at all...
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Jan 14, 2017, 1:43 PM
Are you an Henny Penny (aka The SKY IS FALLING), a Lenny Layback or Malcolm in the Middle when it comes to your treatment style?
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Nov 25, 2016, 7:39 AM
By Antoni Caserta P​icking up a leg length discrepancy during assessment isn’t uncommon in a consultation but what should we do about it?
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Nov 13, 2016, 5:16 PM
​Curly toes often present to the podiatrist and the question always remains, do we treat or leave them alone? I often find these kids coming in to see me when they are 3 or 4 years old with very concerned parents questioning the implications of not treating this toe deformity.
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Aug 18, 2016, 9:26 AM
Bow legs is a common complaint seen by podiatrist. It is often when a child begins to stand and walk, that the appearance of their legs triggers parental concern. But how much is too much and what can Podiatrists do?
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Jul 22, 2016, 7:19 AM
This would be one of those common scenarios that pops up almost daily: A parent attends with their 7 year old child for your opinion. The child looks bored and before you get a chance the chat with the child and work out what is going on, the parents kills the mood by pointing out “the deformity” that is their child’s feet. The poor child is looking at mum or dad completely confused at the situation because they are the fastest kid in the class and when at swimming classes they think everyone’s feet look the same? Log into the members area for more......
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Jun 27, 2016, 10:30 PM
Lack of ankle dorsiflexion often presents clinically as an altered gait pattern with an early heel lift (bouncy gait). The accurate measurement of available ankle range of motion is an important part of clinical decision making when considering starting treatment for any number of lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.
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Jun 7, 2016, 9:06 PM
Clinicians often find themselves debating with themselves; to treat or not to treat. This is an everyday occurrence when working with infants, toddlers and children. We work on the principle of “do no harm” however how does “no action” sit within that framework? This applies to many aspects of podiatry but often surrounding the paediatric flat foot, intoe gait and metatarsus adductus. In this three-part members only blog series we have separated metatarsus adductus and intoeing due to the different approaches with treatment. Log into the members area for more….
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May 16, 2016, 10:00 PM
Developmental milestones are always a good place to start to understand this transition of skills. The World Health Organization gives guidance for consideration of windows of achievement. As clinicians, we can simply compare the child’s performance to the windows of achievement and ask “what milestones should a child of this age have reached by now?" (Simone Cranage)