Foot related problems that affect mobility can be hugely traumatic for children.

Especially if it means they’re missing out on activities with their friends and at school. An orthotist can help to diagnose and treat these issues so your child doesn’t have to suffer anymore.

If your child suffers with foot related problems it could affect their mobility and ability to partake in the same everyday activities as their classmates. This can make it difficult for them to build relationships and will no doubt have a huge impact on their confidence.

Together we can help to diagnose, treat and devise long-term solutions for these problems so that your child no longer has to miss out on being a child.

The prescription of an Orthosis for children is based on many factors such as:

  • The symptoms they experience
  • Footwear used at school
  • When the symptoms occur (it may only be during P.E while wearing sportswear)
  • Whether or not the foot is flexible and correctable
  • The forces causing the problems to your child’s feet
  • A family history of foot problems

It’s common for your child to be referred for a knee problem when it’s felt that the main reason for this pain is the foot. In some cases, insoles aren’t even required and it’s simply a case of offering footwear advice, exercises and more importantly, peace of mind.

The type of Orthosis for your child will be discussed at great length with you in their appointment to allow you to understand exactly what your options are and to assist you in making an informed decision for their care.

Orthoses for Cerebral Palsy

It’s common for parents to seek a second option regarding the orthotic care of their child with CP.

All methods of orthotic management are possible, including lycra garments, DAFOs and AFOs. Please enquire for more details and to arrange a consultation to discuss your child’s needs.

Need more information?

For more information about treatments or Feet First Orthotics, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.

Gait analysis

Gait Analysis enables us to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for our patients so that you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Foot specialist

Based in Reading, Berkshire and London, Nick is a specialist in biomechanics with a focus in gait analysis and neural muscular lower limb conditions.

Foot problems

Foot problems can have a huge impact on your life as even the simplest of tasks such as walking can feel impossible.

Custom orthotics

An orthotist can help to diagnose, treat and prescribe long-term solutions for these issues so you don't have to suffer anymore.

Foot injury

Problems with the feet can actually affect the functioning of other parts of the body including the hips, knees and back.

Sports orthotics

When coming up with the right design of orthotics for sport, it's important to understand the footwear that is being used.

Childrens orthotics

The most appropriate type of Orthosis for your child can be discussed at great length to allow you to understand exactly what your options are.


Feet First Orthotics use computerised software to help analyse your movements through biomechanical assessments.