my daughter was born, we were told she
had a little problem with her feet,
called Talipes, which would simply require
was my introduction to this condition,
and I knew very little about it. There
was only limited information available,
and so I began to develop the website
you are now visiting.
went on to require surgery when she
was nine months old, which was thankfully
very successful. For some, however,
further treatment is needed, and problems
can continue into adult life.
site has been designed to offer both
information and support. It is not a
medical reference site, but is built
on my own experience, plus the experience
of the many people I have been in contact
are details about the condition, some
of the treatment options available,
plus ideas on what to take into hospital
if your young child is undergoing surgery.
Bethany's journal then goes on to describe
her specific treatment, including my
feelings as a parent.
soon discovered how supportive it could
be to talk to others in the same situation.
The message board is available to ask
questions, look for others near you,
and to find that much needed support.
There is also a section for adults with
clubfoot, to discuss their own specific
issues and problems.
addition, I have provided links to the
various e-mail support groups available,
as well as links to personal pages.