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Welcome to the Surestep blog! Here you will find blog posts, news stories and helpful resources about Surestep and our products, but more importantly you will find a community of parents, doctors and friends to connect with.

23

Mar

2017

Any parent who sees the transition from crawling to cruising to walking knows the process is a mixed bag. Fun to watch? Absolutely. Graceful? Not exactly. Toe walking is common...

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09

Mar

2017

Finding shoes to fit over your child’s AFOs and SMOs doesn’t have to be a headache. These 17 tips and brand recommendations will help you get started. General SMO and...

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23

Feb

2017

Parents post pictures of their child’s braces on social media for both support and advice.  One of the most frequent questions is about footplates.  Why are some s...

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09

Feb

2017

In many ways, Elizabeth is just like other high school students. She sings. Reads. Writes. She also has hypotonia. And she’s not passive about the diagnosis. Elizabeth actively raises a...

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26

Jan

2017

Hypotonia.  It can be difficult to remember a time before that word was part of our daily vocabulary. The complexities and details come easy to us. But for...

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05

Jan

2017

As parents, especially if your child has special needs, we all know there are good days… and not so good days. Sometimes you just want to crawl back in...

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15

Dec

2016

Toe walking. For some kids it’s a brief detour on the road to normal steps. But for others, it’s an ingrained habit that can be hard to break. Tha...

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01

Dec

2016

Whether you’re new to the world of hypotonia or simply need a refresher, here’s a brief overview: What Is Hypotonia? It goes by several names. Hypotonia is ...

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17

Nov

2016

Whether it’s in spurts or millimeters, your child is growing. And that means those SMOs won’t fit forever. So when the PT or orthotist says it’s time to mo...

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03

Nov

2016

Here’s a mixed, grab bag list of links that may make being a Surestep parent just a little more fun and easy: Facebook Groups Being part of a community h...

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