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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.

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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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3

Oct

2018

As the parent of a warrior with hypotonia, you’re no stranger to questions. Asking them. Answering them. Punching them into Google. But how many of those questions are directed at yourself? Here are five you should be asking:   In...

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29

Aug

2018

Some parents never ask why their child has hypotonia. It’s clear. Diagnoses such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy provide that answer early in life. Other parents only find out after an avalanche of tests and visits to specialists. It...

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8

Aug

2018

It’s that time of year again. New classrooms. New schedules. New faces. At this point, every parent experiences a mix of excitement and anxiety. But the latter is likely ramped up if their child faces unique challenges, such as hypotonia....

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