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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.

6

Aug

2019

There’s one question we hear over and over and over. What shoes should I get? When you factor in all the variables, (price, style, width, sizing, etc.), the best answer will vary from child to child. Here is a list...

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26

Jun

2019

We all want what’s best for our kids. And the steps taken to get there may come from intuition, friendly advice or Google sleuthing. When it comes to treating hypotonia, there’s no shortage of recommendations. Some are great. Others…not so...

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11

Jun

2019

SMOs. Orthotics. Braces. If these words recently entered your vocabulary, your head is probably swimming with more questions than answers. Will my child ever catch up with peers? What will the future look like? How can I help? Educating yourself...

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24

Apr

2019

Temperatures are climbing. That means sunshine and swing sets. But it also means sweat and stink. AFOs and SMOs may be life-changing, but that doesn’t make them immune to the grungy side of summer. If you don’t already have a...

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2

Apr

2019

Are these on the wrong feet? If those words have ever come out of your mouth, you’re in good company. Plenty of parents (and physical therapists) have asked that same question. The confusion comes from the unique Surestep trimlines. Unlike...

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5

Mar

2019

Idiopathic toe walking probably wasn’t in your parental vocabulary before your little one was born. But kids are full of surprises. Whether tip toes are a new development or an old habit, here’s a brief overview along with answers to...

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19

Feb

2019

Do we go with the cute pair or the ones that actually fit well? Countless parents who know the ups and downs of shoe hunting with orthotics have asked that question. But Shoes for AFOs™, an off-shoot brand of Gracious...

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29

Jan

2019

  So, your child just got a pair of Surestep braces. Now what? Along with a mix of emotions, you’ve probably got questions. Here are answers to some of the most common.   WEAR & CARE   How Do I...

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5

Dec

2018

You’ve talked about hypotonia. It comes with the territory. Some people get it. Others don’t. Some people pretend to. Other think they do, but don’t. Next time that conversation pops up, here’s a simple, visual way you can describe muscle...

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21

Nov

2018

  Surestep braces are available through your local orthotist. This is a healthcare professional who specializes in the management of orthotics. They’re also experts in your child’s mobility and bodily alignment. But first, you’ll need a prescription. If you notice...

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