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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

Clubfoot treatment success story featured in the Daily News, Star, Argus and IOL

It’s wonderful to hear of clubfoot treatment success stories like this one featured in the Star, Daily News, Argus and on IOL recently. Read the full post here.

By |September 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Girl donates pocket money to help another child with clubfoot

Talia was born with complex bilateral clubfeet. She had casts for 13 weeks in Cape Town when she was a baby and wore her boots and bars until she was four years old. She had to have two tenotomies as a baby, and a tendon transfer as a five year old. It’s been quite a journey [...]

By |August 20th, 2015|News|9 Comments

Ponseti clubfoot treatment comes to Maun

The third Botswana Ponseti training took place in Maun on 27 and 28 July. Maun is in North West district of Botswana and the administrative capital of Ngamiland. It is the gateway to the Okavango Delta, which one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, officially on UNESCO World Heritage List. STEPS’ Karen Moss first [...]

By |August 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

The story of the Ponseti Method for clubfoot

The reason that over 95% of children born with clubfoot can have fully functional feet is the gentle treatment pioneered by Dr Ignaçio Ponseti. The success of the Ponseti treatment is a story of dedicated doctors and proactive parents. Discovering the new method Dr Ponseti pioneered his method at the University of Iowa in the 1950s [...]

By |July 10th, 2015|News|1 Comment

Coming up in July: STEPS’ 10th birthday and Mandela Day

STEPS started its journey when Karen (the founder of STEPS in South Africa) gave birth to her son Alex. Alex was born with clubfoot. It has been 10 years in July since Karen Moss founded STEPS, to educate, inform and raise awareness about clubfoot, to provide support to families and to work with clinics providing [...]

By |July 1st, 2015|Events, News|0 Comments