Children Overview

Look after your children's health with Podiatrist-endorsed footwear and regular foot check-ups. Poor foot health and ill-fitting or inappropriate shoes can cause major problems later in life. A child's foot is wide at the top and made mainly of cartilage during the first few years of life. It is soft and pliable, and therefore vulnerable to the effects of rigid or ill-fitting shoes. With regular check-ups and proper advice on footwear, your children will have better foot health for the rest of their life.

Tracy specialises in the study of infant foot development, biomechanics and human movement. She has seen first hand the damage and suffering caused by poor footwear choices and is committed to early prevention. She has worked as the key research and development Podiatrist for brands such as Vivo Barefoot, Skeanie, Bobux, and more recently a London start up Zig & Star. She regularly consults with the design teams to create the healthiest shoes possible for children.
Tracy encourages parents to let their children walk barefoot as often as possible, as this develops the muscles and ligaments in the foot, increases the strength of the foot's arch, improves proprioception and contributes to good posture.

Tracy's own two teenage daughters go barefoot as much as possible, and when protection is needed, they wear soft-soled shoes that allow for sensory feedback from the ground and plenty of room for natural foot growth.

Tracy is passionate about early prevention of foot problems and offers foot checks for children at her London clinic, Holistic Health, located in Hackney.