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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

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

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

#StepUp4STEPS: The story of the stories

Author Brené Brown once said: “When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.” The clubfoot story is a story of hope, inspiration and determination. The happy ending is the gift of mobility. That is what STEPS wanted to highlight in our birthday [...]

By |August 6th, 2015|News|0 Comments

A day at a clubfoot clinic

In Cape Town, STEPS has two programme partner clubfoot clinics, at Maitland Cottage Home and Tygerberg Hospital. Once a week, the waiting rooms are filled with parents and their clubfoot cuties coming for consultation, casting, or new boots and bars. Come along with us for a day at the clubfoot clinic! In the waiting room [...]

By |July 20th, 2015|News|0 Comments

2014 Ponseti programme progress, and the clubfoot community grows!

2014 was a busy year of growth and new opportunities for STEPS. We’re slowing down now for our summer break and festive season, as will our partner clinics. We are so proud of what we have achieved, and grateful to the people who helped us along the way. Some 2014 highlights: * Attended the Global [...]

By |December 22nd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Cape Town Ponseti Races: 22 November

The annual Cape Town Ponseti Races event is to be held on Saturday 22 November from 10:00 till 12:00. Venue is confirmed at the wonderful African Brothers Football Academy in Gardens, Cape Town, so bring your soccer ball too! We hope to see all the Ponseti kids there – bring the whole family for a [...]

By |October 28th, 2014|Events|0 Comments

STEPS clinic days: Sharing knowledge and comfort

Each clubfoot clinic STEPS visits has its own personality. Some are perennially busy, being loud and full of life and others more quiet and calm. In each case the clinics are a place where families can meet, see children in all stages of treatment, and share their stories and give encouragement to other families going [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Ponseti Races in Johannesburg, 4 October 2014 and in Cape Town on 22nd November.

  The Ponseti Races began in Iowa City in 2007 as a simple lap around an indoor track for children who had been treated by Dr Ponseti. It’s a wonderful way for children and parents to come together to honour the work of a great man and those who continue his legacy. There are races [...]

By |April 2nd, 2014|Events|4 Comments

First Seychelles Ponseti method training, 29-30 April 2014

The first Seychelles Ponseti training will be held in the Seychelles Hospital, in Victoria, Mahe on 29 and 30 April 2014. STEPS is organising the event in partnership with the local Ministry of Health. In July 2013, Karen Moss met with Patricia René, the Directory of Rehabilitation Services of the Seychelles Ministry of Health, and Wahida [...]

By |April 2nd, 2014|Events|0 Comments