A Club Foot or congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) is a congenital deformity that 1 in 1,000 children are born with today. TEV is classified into 2 groups: Postural TEV or Structural TEV. Club Foot (or CTEV) is postural. It is usually a painless defect that can be corrected quite simply and the majority of children affected are walking by the normal age. There are no known causes of this disorder but it is linked to genetics as twice as many boys are affected than girls and 25% of children with club foot are related to somebody with the same disorder.
Symptoms of Club Foot can be seen where the bones and joints in the foot are misaligned resulting in the foot being turned in and down. It can happen to both feet or just one and it makes it hard to hold the feet in the right position.
It is important to begin treatment early on, because the younger the child is, the easier it is to correct the problem. This is because the foot is easier to shape. Treatment is almost always non-operative and surgery is only used as a last resort.
Our Chartered Physiotherapists have the expertise to perform these non-operative methods to correct or help the condition. They can gently manipulate the foot over a series of visits which will help to realign the bones and move the feet into the right position.
Our paediatric physiotherapists have the expertise and clinical training to provide early treatment to children with symptoms of Club Foot. We will provide a comfortable assessment of your child and ensure the highest level of care at all stages of treatment. All of our Physiotherapists are fully Chartered and our Paediatric physiotherapists are trained to treat babies through to adolescents.