The walking clinic provides a one-off assessment for children who are presenting with concerns around their crawling, walking or running.
A child is referred to the Walking Clinic when there is:
- Late achievement of developmental milestones, such as being a late crawler or walker, or having difficulties running
- Frequent trips and/or falls
- Unusual crawling or walking patterns eg knock knees, pigeon toe
- Complains of having less endurance (tires easily) or is slower than peers
- Pain such as sore heels.
What to expect at the clinic:
– A one-off, small group assessment by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a podiatrist, physiotherapist and a occupational therapist (with parent/carer present), followed by recommendations
– An opportunity to gain a better understanding of your child’s crawling, walking or running.
Who can use this service:
Children aged 0 to 15 years of age.
Children who are eligible for Early Children Early Intervention Services or have a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) package, are not eligible for this service.
When: Monthly on a Wednesday afternoon
Where: Banyule Community Health, West Heidelberg site
Fees may apply, depending on your family’s income level. Paediatric services are free for low-income families or low income families who have a Health Care Card. Contact Service Access on 9450 2000 for further information.