Dr Buckley has a special interest in children’s podiatry and provides diagnosis, treatment and management of problems of the foot and ankle in infants and children.
Whether it is a baby’s first steps or a teenager’s winning AFL goal, healthy feet and sure-footedness make milestones in a child’s life possible. Starting at birth, paying close attention to your children’s feet from proper grooming to gait will ensure a solid foundation as your child grows.
As a Specialist Podiatric Surgeon, Dr Buckley is uniquely qualified among medical professionals to treat the complex structure of the foot and ankle. He can provide guidance for keeping children’s feet healthy at all developmental stages, and treat any injuries or abnormalities.
Some of the common conditions we see in children include:
- In-toeing (pigeon toeing)
- Flat foot
- Ingrown nails
- Heel pain (Sever’s Disease)
- Knee pain (Osgood Schlatter’s disease)
- Accessory bones
- Tarsal coalitions
- Metatarsus Adductus
- Club foot
- Juvenile arthritis
- Toe walking
- Curly toes
- Knock knees
- Sprained ankle
Management of these conditions may include soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises, footwear suggestions and often simple reassurance that a child is functioning within the normal ranges for their age. Custom orthotics are also an option that may be appropriate in certain situations.
To book a consultation for your child with Dr Ned Buckley, please contact our clinic on 9481 8194 or use our online booking system for an instant appointment.