Shoes should above all protect your children's feet.
An important fact to note is allowing babies to go barefoot or to wear socks helps the foot to grow normally and promotes the grasping action of toes.
Always have both feet measured for length and width
the shoes should fit the natural shape of the foot especially around the toes.
The toe of the shoe should allow toes to move freely and not be squashed from the top or the sides. Make sure there is about 10mm growing room for the children between the end of the longest toe and the end of the shoe.
shoes should fit comfortably around the heel and not be too loose or too tight.
check with a Podiatrist if you notice : uneven shoe wear; notice any skin rashes, hard skin , lumps or bumps on your child's feet; if your child complains of recurrent pain in the legs and/or feet; if your child is constantly tripping or falling
We accept all major health insurance and government management plans.
You do not need a doctors referral to make an appointment at By the Bay Podiatry. Most private health funds cover Podiatric services and orthotics under their ancillary tables.
By the Bay Podiatry accepts Enhanced Primary Care Plans "EPC", Team Care Arrangement or chronic disease management plan which is a set up by your doctor through Medicare. There is a gap payment of $15 for an initial consult and $7 for follow up consults. Consult with your GP to find out whether you would be eligible for this scheme.
For return service men and women or DVA patients whether on a gold or white card need to obtain a doctors referral for their appointments and other services we can provide to be claimed under the Department of Veteran affairs.
We also accept work cover, TAC and NDIS health scheme patients.