Parties and Ponseti Races: STEPS events in Cape Town this week

By |November 15th, 2016|News|

We are celebrating another successful year of Ponseti treatments at STEPS, along with patients, parents, grandparents, siblings, doctors and nurses. We plan to celebrate in style with cake, balloons, decorations, and the people who work tirelessly to help change the lives of hundreds of children born with clubfoot. It’s a busy week for STEPS! Here’s [...]

Luca’s clubfoot champion story

By |November 8th, 2016|News|

Luca's clubfoot champion story, told by his mother Liesl: 'I went for my normal 22 week scan at my gynae. During the scan I could see something was bothering her, and after consulting with another doctor she confirmed that our little boy had clubfeet! It was agonising because during my pregnancy there was nothing we [...]

Clubfoot success story: Running, jumping Anthony

By |September 14th, 2016|News|

When my wife was 16 weeks pregnant, we went for a 4D scan to check the sex of the baby. It was then that we were told that our baby had clubfeet. Between then and the birth we were given a consultation with a physio at Royal Free Hospital, who explained everything and scheduled it [...]

‘Understanding Birth Defects’

By |July 25th, 2016|News|

STEPS was recently featured in an article in Your Pregnancy magazine. The article focused on the five most common birth defects. Clubfoot is one of these defects. According to the the article "[a]bout one in 500 South African babies is born with clubfoot" which is higher than the world average:

Clubfoot success story: “There is help available”

By |July 13th, 2016|News|

STEPS introduced the Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment to North West Province after a 2014 training. We are so proud of their achievements. Previously, mothers were had to travel for hours with their newborns every week, sleeping overnight in hospital corridors to get their children help. Now excellent treatment is available in their town thanks [...]

Clubfoot success story: “Stay patient and remain hopeful”

By |July 7th, 2016|News|

Gorgeous little Lethabo was born with clubfoot at Victoria Hospital in the North West Province. She has an older sister who absolutely adores her. Her sister does not have clubfoot. When she was born her mother, Lerato, was distraught and asked herself how this could happen. She did some research and went to visit Dr [...]

67 minutes for STEPS this Mandela Day

By |July 6th, 2016|Events, News|

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." - Nelson Mandela This Mandela Day, we are calling on people to donate 67 minutes of their salaries to help the lives of children born with clubfoot in South Africa. South Africa has one of the [...]

Laces for Braces, Our Clubfoot Awareness campaign launched 3 June 2016

By |June 3rd, 2016|News|

In 2016 STEPS has launched a new clubfoot awareness campaign, called “Laces for Braces”, which was announced on  World Clubfoot Day, 3 June. We've called on schools, businesses, sport teams and all Ponseti kids to take part and wear a pair of bright laces to show their support of World Clubfoot Day. Karen Moss, founder of [...]

Ponseti for Parents manuals available in six languages

By |February 18th, 2016|News|

STEPS’ Ponseti for Parents© parent adviser manual to ensure the successful treatment of clubfoot is available in six languages, most recently French. Ponseti for Parents© adviser manual is part of the parent education module written by parent expert Karen Moss for clubfoot clinics to give parents information and advice to support their clubfoot journey. Parents [...]

Fair Lady: Mothers changing the world because of their children – Clubfoot

By |January 28th, 2016|News|

Karen Moss (STEPS founder) was featured in the February 2016 issue of Fair Lady in a story about mothers who are changing the world because of their children. Dr Ponseti believed that the bond between a mother and child was so strong that a mother knows instinctively what is best for her child, and he [...]