Information for health professionals

Our principle podiatrists have published their research and you can request copies from Cylie and Alicia on Researchgate. 

Kingston Foot Clinic principal podiatrists provide a number of consulting services primarily through their website Children's Podiatry. This incudes:

  • Mentoring and supervision
  • Lecturing and workshops on paediatric assessment and treatment
  • Research design and clinical trials


Recent selected publications:

Williams, C.M, Michalitsis, J. Murphy, A.T, Rawicki, A., Haines T.P. (2016), Vibration Results in Short-Term Improvement in the Gait of Children With Idiopathic Toe Walking, Journal of Child Neurology, 31(9), 1143-1149

James, A.M., Williams, C.M., Haines, T.P. (2016), Health related quality of life of children with calcaneal apophysitis: child & parent perceptions, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14 (1), 95

Cranage, S., Banwell, H., Williams, C.M., (2016), Gait and Lower Limb Observation of Paediatrics (GALLOP): development of a consensus based paediatric podiatry and physiotherapy standardised recording proforma, Journal of foot and ankle research, 9(1), 8. 

Baber S, Michalitsis J, Fahey M, Rawicki B, Haines T, Williams C.M, (2015) A comparison of the birth characteristics of idiopathic toe walking and toe walking gait due to medical reasons, The Journal of pediatrics 171, 290-293

James, A.M., C.M. Williams, and T.P. Haines, (2016), Effectiveness of footwear and foot orthoses for calcaneal apophysitis: a 12-month factorial randomised trial, British journal of sports medicine, bjsports-2015-094986

James AM, Williams CM, et al. (2015), Factors Associated with Pain Severity in Children with Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever Disease). The Journal of pediatrics 167 (2), 455-459

James, A.M., C.M. Williams, and T.P. Haines, "Effectiveness of interventions in reducing pain and maintaining physical activity in children and adolescents with calcaneal apophysitis (Sever's disease): a systematic review". J Foot Ankle Res, 2013. 6(1): p. 16.

Williams CM, Tinley P, et al. Idiopathic Toe-Walking: Have We Progressed in Our Knowledge of the Causality and Treatment of This Gait Type? J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2014;104(3):253-62

Williams, C.M., A.M. James, and T. Tran, Metatarsus adductus: Development of a non-surgical treatment pathway. J Paediatr Child Health, 2013.

Williams, C.M., et al., Is Idiopathic Toe Walking Really Idiopathic? The Motor Skills and Sensory Processing Abilities Associated With Idiopathic Toe Walking Gait. J Child Neurol, 2014, 29(1), 71-79.

Williams C, Tinley PD, Curtin M, Nielsen S. Foot and ankle characteristics of children with an idiopathic toe-walking gait. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013;103(5):374-9.

Williams, CM, Tinley P, and Curtin M, Nielsen, S. Vibration Perception Threshold, differences in idiopathic toe walking children compared to peers. Journal of Child Neurology, 2012, 21 (8), 1021-2

Williams, CM, Tinley P, and Curtin M, Idiopathic toe walking and sensory processing dysfunction. J Foot Ankle Res, 2010. 3(1): p. 16.

Williams, CM, Tinley P, and Curtin M, The Toe Walking Tool: A novel method for assessing idiopathic toe walking children. Gait Posture, 2010. 32(4), 508-11.