Category Archives: Issues

February 2014

New flatfoot data rekindle debate over role of obesity

Australian researchers found no correlation between body mass index and prevalence of pediatric flatfoot, but used a different methodology than previous studies that reached an opposite conclusion. The conflicting results have revitalized the ongoing debate on this topic.

By Cary Groner

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February 2014

Strength training improves function in children with CP

Research suggests strength training can improve gait and function in children with cerebral palsy. But to be successful, experts say, the training needs to be part of a multifaceted rehabilitation program that accounts for more than the physical limitations imposed by the disease.

By Shalmali Pal

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September 2013

An unexpected path, an invaluable perspective

When our son was born, we prayed for a healthy baby with 10 fingers and 10 toes. Our prayers were answered. Three years later, those same prayers were said for baby number two. And, once again, our prayers were answered. Baby number two was also born with 10 fingers and 10 toes.

By Suzi Klimek

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September 2013

Components

SureStep HEKO Hinge, SureStep DA Hinge, SureStop, SureStep Free Motion Hinge & SureStep Dorsiflexion Assist Band

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September 2013

Shoes/Sandals

SureStep shoes have been custom designed specifically for children who wear orthoses. Their wider, deeper heel, toe box and instep allow for adequate room and a comfortable fit. The unique tread promotes intrinsic movement and flexibility while a special “cut-line” allows for easy shoe modifications.

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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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