Table of Contents Table of Contents
Previous Page  151 218 Next Page
Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 151 218 Next Page
Page Background

151

KIDS’ GUIDE2017

RETAIL THERAPY

#02-06 Holland Village Shopping Centre.

tenfeettallshoes.com

Podiatrist HELEN

CRAWFORD from

the

Osteopathy and

Podi at ry Cent re

gives her top tips

for helping your kids

put their best feet

forward.

• In a hot climate, choose

shoes made from natural

material (leather) to stop feet

getting hot and sweaty.

• Inspect your kids’ shoes for

unusual signs of wear and

tear. This may indicate a

problemwith foot or general

posture, and you can get

advice from a podiatrist if

you’re concerned.

• Use the opportunity of a

tickle to have a good look at

children’s feet on a regular

basis. Inflamed nails, red

pressuremarks or blisters are

most often a sign that there’s

a problem with shoes.

• Never force children’s feet

into shoes, no matter what

their age, as their bones are

not fully developed until

their late teens, and ill-fitted

shoes can cause misshapen

feet for years to come.

FUN FACT

The average foot contains 26 bones (that’s a

quarter of the bones in the whole body!), along

with 19 muscles, 100 ligaments, and a complex

system of nerves and blood vessels.