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Stretching Through Play

Stretching Through Play As a clubfoot parent, we all know the importance of maintaining flexibility. It is paramount to the success of our child's treatment. While most of us have instilled a nighttime or morning time (or both) stretching routine that goes along with your child's brace - have you ever considered how to do it throughout the day? Stretching through play is a fantastic way to break the routine and encourages a child to explore their body's abilities and limits. Why are stretching exercise important for my clubfoot child? Stretching the affected clubfoot may help maintain and improve motion of the foot. Flexible clubfoot has a reduced chance of relapsing, thus performing a consistent stretch could aid in reducing...

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Stretching Exercises for Clubfoot Children

Stretching Exercises for Clubfoot Children & their Parents* Why are stretching exercises important for my clubfoot child? Stretching the affected clubfoot may help maintain and improve motion of the foot. Flexible clubfoot has a reduced chance of relapsing, thus performing a consistent stretch could aid in reducing the chances of relapsing clubfoot. Stretching exercises can improve flexibility and strengthen if done correctly. When should the exercises be done? Generally, a specific time of day should be set aside. Stretches should be performed daily.  Most parents perform their stretches stretching exercises at night before putting on the child’s nighttime brace (ADM or Boots & Bar). Another time that is easy to remember is first thing in the morning when removing the...

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Adjusting to Casts

 The casting stage can be the most trying time for a Mom & Dad on a little one’s clubfoot journey. This can be due to the fear of the unknown, the fear for our baby, the discomfort caused to our child and the inability to alleviate said discomfort. Additionally, many parents do not know of clubfoot diagnosis prior to birth further exaggerating the anxiety for the parents. Therefore difficulty adjusting to casts can be felt by both parents and the clubfoot baby. When addressing the cast(s) in regards to the baby, follow our checklist to ensure everything is correct: Bottom of the cast □Check the toes□ Are they pink? □ Are they blue & cold?□ Are the toes swollen? Sometimes...

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What is Clubfoot?

Trying to explain to friends and family is hard. It is even harder when you're uncertain as to what it really is yourself. Use our inforgraphicsto help you through your journey! Don't forget to pick up some cute clubfoot-support swag in our store!  

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