Category Archives: Issues

September 2013

TLSO

The SureStep TLSO has redefined spinal management. The soft, flexible plastic serves well to create improved upright positioning, while still allowing for slight movement in all planes.

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September 2013

Criss Crossers & De-Rotation Straps

The first and only device developed to discourage w-sitting, Criss Crossers use a unique audio cue to remind children to change their position.

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September 2013

HEKO & HEKO PreFab

SureStep HEKO is the first and only pediatric hyper extension knee orthosis to incorporate a 4-axis knee hinge, for smooth, anatomically correct flexion and extension. This exceptional device provides localized control of the knee, preventing hyperextension, valgus and varus, while allowing full flexion and extension.  With adjustable extension stops, the HEKO offers up to 30 degrees of adjustability.

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September 2013

Pullover & Advanced

The SureStep PullOver is an amazing tool that not only facilitates improved stability of the foot and ankle complex using a  SureStep SMO, but it is also the only SMO that incorporates a true dorsiflexion assist through the use of a removable proximal strut.

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September 2013

Indy 2 Stage

A uniquely designed orthosis developed to help children reach their potential. This exceptional “orthosis within an orthosis” allows for the SureStep SMO to be utilized independent of the AFO. Children can work through a variety of transitional skills without impeding normal muscle function.

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September 2013

BigShot/BigShot Lite

A growing child means eventually outgrowing the original SureStep SMO. The BigShot and BigShot Lite are the perfect solutions for older children who still need the stability of SureStep.

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September 2013

SureStep SMO

The SureStep SMO remains the most advanced method of controlling excessive pronation and providing stability to the hypotonic population. Suitable for patients up to 80 lbs.

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September 2013

You get what you give

When my wife Pam and I started this incredible journey, we did it with passion and faith. SureStep was founded with a passion for improving the lives of children with special needs. And we have always had faith that we will get what we give.

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September 2013

From the Editor: Bridging the Gap

For a parent, the only thing more frustrating than knowing something isn’t quite right with your young child is hearing that nothing can be done until the underlying cause of the symptoms is identified. Luckily, parents of children with hypotonia can be spared the latter frustration.

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September 2013

Understanding Hypotonia

Diagnostic challenges should not delay clinical intervention
Hypotonia, or abnormally low muscle tone, is by itself not a disorder but a symptom of an enormous array of issues—many of which can be difficult to diagnose accurately. Even in the absence of a specific underlying diagnosis, however, children with hypotonia can benefit from clinical intervention.

By Christina Hall Nettles

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