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Sever’s Syndrome

Growth plates (apophyses) are areas at the ends of the long bones of children in which new bone growth is occurring. They are made up of cartilage and will determine the future length and shape of the mature bone. Apophyses throughout a growing body tend to fuse near the end of puberty, anywhere from 12-17… Continue reading Sever’s Syndrome

Clinical Case Study

Patient Male, 10 years of age, 70 lbs. Complaint Pain in the arches of both feet, sore legs. The parents complain that the child walks funny and he looks like he has flat feet. History The child wore Dennis-Brown bars at 8 months of age for about 6 months in an attempt to correct a… Continue reading Clinical Case Study

Pediatric Feet

Foot Type Just like many parts in the rest of their bodies, infants are born without completely ossified bone structures in their feet. It takes times for these structures to become complete, stable, and strong enough to allow for weight bearing and mobility. There is also an additional fat pad that runs along the medial… Continue reading Pediatric Feet

Increasing Your Orthotic Productivity

If you are interested in prescribing more orthotics, this article will help you achieve your goal.     The Right Mindset   A good mindset to have is the idea of acquired deformity. If it is present, then to stop its progression the patient will need prescription orthotics. In other words, if a biomechanical imbalance… Continue reading Increasing Your Orthotic Productivity

Pediatric Biomechanics

Going for gold!

Pediatric Biomechanics   Kids are not simply little adults, especially when it comes to their physiology. To understand pediatric biomechanics as it relates to lower limb pain, there are specialized and unique principles at play. In this article we’ll explore a few common pathologies, and get those kids playing pain free!       A… Continue reading Pediatric Biomechanics