Educational Articles: Children

Children & Natural Foot Health

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


“What shoes are best for my child?” As a physician with a specialty in the natural treatment of foot problems, this is a question I often hear in my office. It’s a question posed by concerned parents who, themselves, are afflicted with foot ailments such as 
bunionshammertoesfungal toenails, and plantar fasciosis. Kids, as you well know, spend a lot of time on their feet, walking, running, and playing... Read more

Footwear for Children

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


Note the shape of your child’s foot. Which part of the foot is the widest? At the ends of the toes, of course! Now look at an adult’s foot. For almost everyone, the widest part of the foot is at the ball. But why is there such a difference in foot shape between young children and adults? Is it just a normal process of growth and development? The... Read more

How to Choose Healthy Shoes for Kids

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC


In this video, Dr. Ray McClanahan, a sports podiatrist at Northwest Foot and Ankle and the inventor of Correct Toes, discusses how to select the healthiest possible footwear to support your child's growth and development. Choosing the proper footwear for your child early on can have an enormously beneficial effect on his or her foot and joint health later in life. Protecting the shape... Read more

Natural Arch Support

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND


To understand our arch support philosophy, it’s important to understand the architectural principle of an arch. Webster’s Dictionary defines an arch as 
“A curved structure that supports the weight of material over an open space.” Put another way, an arch is any curved structure that is able to bear weight over an open space by providing support on either end of that open space. An arch becomes... Read more