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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

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

STEPSbrother Grant Watson to ride Joberg2C for STEPS

Grant Watson will be riding the gruelling Joberg2C mountain bike race – a nine day and 900km task – from 24 April to 2 May to rasie funds for STEPS. Grant was born with two club feet in 1978. After surgery on one foot an casting on the other, his feet healed well enough for him to [...]

By |April 21st, 2015|Events|0 Comments

STEPS team member Adri Rego’s story featured in People magazine

Adri Rego has been a part of STEPS’ support outreach since 2008. She was born with clubfoot and had clubfoot surgery as a child. Her children, Daniel and Cristina, were also born with clubfoot. Both children have had successful Ponseti treatment. Adri’s story was recently featured in People magazine as part of their regular feature on [...]

By |April 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Trust your instincts: Deborah and Cazzner’s story

When did you find out that your baby had/would have clubfoot? The day I gave birth to her. How did you feel? When I got the news I didn’t really know what it was, even though the doctor explained it to me and my partner. All that went through my mind was: “Thank you God, [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Success stories|1 Comment

Five tips for fielding questions about your baby’s clubfoot casts

Walking around with your baby in toe-to-groin plaster casts is just one of the things that makes the experience of being the parent of a baby born with clubfoot different. The first time casts are put on it’s quite a mess. You arrive at the clinic unprepared, you and your clothes are smeared in wet [...]

By |November 13th, 2014|News|2 Comments

STEPS launches Ponseti for Parents ©

When treating clubfoot, parents and caregivers are essential in ensuring a good outcome. Parents also play a vital role in supporting other parents and sharing information. Some parents have been (and continue to be) the driving force to influence treatment change and introduce Ponseti to their country or region.  The strength and dedication of Ponseti [...]

By |October 16th, 2014|News|2 Comments

Four perfect little feet: Daniel and Cristina’s story

Cristina in her Ponseti casts When did you find out about that your baby had/would have clubfoot? Daniel - The day he was born Cristina - at our 19 week foetal assessment scan :( How did you feel? Daniel – I was absolutely distraught. I knew the possibility was big because of the [...]

By |September 11th, 2014|Success stories|0 Comments

STEPS support a new clubfoot clinic in the heart of rural Mpumalanga

In May 2014, STEPS signed a support partnership with a newly established clubfoot clinic at Tintswalo Hospital in Acornhoek, a rural hospital close to the Kruger Park, servicing a large area and 1.5 million patients. The clubfoot clinic was started in April by Dr Carl Fatti, a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon who attended STEPS’ first Ponseti [...]

By |August 27th, 2014|News|2 Comments