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Clubfoot success story: Running, jumping Anthony

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 [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

‘Understanding Birth Defects’

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:

By |July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Clubfoot success story: “There is help available”

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 [...]

By |July 13th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Clubfoot success story: “Stay patient and remain hopeful”

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 [...]

By |July 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

67 minutes for STEPS this Mandela Day

"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 [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Events, News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Ponseti for Parents manuals available in six languages

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 [...]

By |February 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Celebrating a successful year of Ponseti clubfoot treatment

This December STEPS is hosting end of year parties, combined with the Ponseti Races, at five different clinics in the Western Cape and Gauteng. We are celebrating another year of successful Ponseti clubfoot treatment with all those involved: doctors, nurses, parents, grandparents, siblings and other family – and of course the clubfoot cuties! We'll have [...]

By |November 27th, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments

A STEPS success story: Walking all over the place

STEPS baby, Cazzner, has been on quite a journey. She recently turned one and has started walking “all over the place”, her mom, Deborah, tells STEPS. When Cazzner was born with clubfoot, her parents were concerned. “When we finally found out the impact this could have on my child, it hit home,” Deborah explains. “I [...]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Success stories|0 Comments