When lockdown started in South Africa in March 2020, Steps Clubfoot Care immediately registered as an essential supplier so we could continue our work supporting clubfoot patients. Clubfoot is a time sensitive condition, early treatment is recommended, in the first few weeks of life.
Plaster of Paris casts can be removed after soaking.
You can either pre-soak at home, or in a basin at the clinic. Sometimes you will remove the cast at home. This will depend on what facilities the clinic has available, and what they tell you to do at your casting appointment. Either way, it is recommended to remove the cast only on the morning of the clinic.
Steps founder Karen Moss and Cape Talk’s Pippa Hudson discuss clubfoot treatment and the impact of Covid-19, and the Steps Uthutho Fund.
Felicia Nel gave birth to her baby girl, Alyssa – with clubfoot. She was devastated.
“We only discovered it once she was born – It was positional because I’m only 1.5m tall and she was a very big baby, 4.2kgs so by 8 and a half months she had no more space to move and stayed in one position with her foot tucked under the other…” says Felicia.
The 3rd of June is World Clubfoot Day, and this year, the STEPS Charity used it to raise funds to purchase PPE for clinic caregivers.
STEPS Charity proudly launches the Steps Uthutho Fund on BackaBuddy, to celebrate 2020 World Clubfoot Day.
STEPS Charity proudly launches the Steps Uthutho Fund on BackaBuddy, to celebrate 2020 World Clubfoot Day
Initially planned as a transport and care package initiative, STEPS has decided to expand the campaign to provide PPE for front line staff working at some of the 36 state clubfoot clinics that are short of stock, and taking daily risks to support patients.
As World Clubfoot Day is being celebrated, STEPS Charity launched a new fund with the objective of aiding front line staff and caregivers.