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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.

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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25

Jul

2018

  Duchess Bubblegum Sparkles. Penelope Hamilton. Leo Longfire. These sound like characters from a kid’s TV show, but they’re actually shoes. And these shoes just might squeak their way into your child’s heart. ikiki started with a scenario we’re all...

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27

Jun

2018

New Surestep Patterns

by Aculbertson

You asked. We listened. New Surestep patterns are now available! From the high seas to the basketball court, these designs include fun options for both little kids and big kids. Below are just a few of our favorites. Click here...

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5

Jul

2018

Candice lives thousands of miles from home. As a pediatric physical therapist, she goes where kids need her. By combining this with her love of travel, she’s spent three years working with military families in Japan. Now a new adventure...

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16

May

2018

“Are my child’s Surestep SMOs too small?” If you’ve ever asked that question, you’re not alone. Unlike with clothes and shoes, it can be a guessing game as to when it’s time for a new pair. That’s because our design...

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9

May

2018

As parents, we’re all too familiar with falls. After a few tears, they’re usually easy to shake off. But that’s not always the case. While attending college in 1996, Billy Price fell three stories. He broke his neck, which left...

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