Child Pediatric Musculoskeletal (MSK) Analysis (Under 16's)
Also referred to as Podopaediatrics. Is your child having difficulty with foot or leg pain day to day or during school activities/sport? We can assess and diagnose related issues during this appointment. This treatment applies to Under 16’s. Book in for the Child Musculoskeletal (MSK) Analysis with one of our specialists. Let’s get them back doing the activities they love to do.
Child Musculoskeletal (MSK) Analysis details...
Is your child complaining of foot or lower limb pain?
Podopaediatric – This is an area of Podiatry focussing on the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal related problems in children. It is important to note that all children under 16 years of age will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There are many reasons your child may be suffering with lower limb or foot pain. Book them in for this Child Pediatric Musculoskeletal (MSK) Analysis.
Our specialist team will be able to assess and identify any problems with:
The Parent or Guardian will receive a questionnaire prior to the appointment where, in brief, you will have the opportunity to provide us with some information about the child’s condition.
This assessment is extremely thorough with explanation throughout.
We tailor the assessment to the individual but may include the following:
What will be needed for this Child Musculoskeletal (MSK) Analysis?
It is important to have appropriate history revised as this will allow the Podiatrist to identify the problem and direct treatment more effectively. If they have any scan results, test results or referral notes from their GP or other health professional we suggest that these are also brought to the appointment.
A pair of shorts will be required and 1 to 2 pairs of shoes (occupation footwear/a pair of activity shoes). Bring a selection of the shoes that they wear for any of the sporting activities they participate in.
Your first appointment will need to be an Initial Consultation:
Initial Musculoskeletal (MSK) Consultation
What can I expect from this Child Musculoskeletal (MSK) Analysis?
We will always take a A FULL AND THOROUGH HISTORY of the child’s presenting problem, activity level, developmental milestones as a baby, toddler and throughout growth. We will complete the assessment and discuss the treatment options with you. We sometimes require further investigations of the presenting issue and so other health professionals may also be involved in your child’s recovery.