The Iowa Brace is designed to comfortably and effectively prevent recurrence of clubfoot deformity following treatment with the Ponseti method.
The brace consists of a pair of specially designed shoes, each fastened to a plastic platform, which is then attached to the ends of a detachable positioning bar. The platforms and bar are injection molded of fiber-reinforced nylon, making them lightweight, safe for use with children, nearly indestructible, potentially reusable, and relatively low-cost.
Although the platforms are identical, the design allows them to:
A soft, molded insert holds the child’s foot inside the shoe and helps prevent skin irritations.
A padded tongue and fabric straps assure comfort and prevent skin problems. The open-toe design allows for growth between changes in shoe size.
Other important features of the Iowa brace include:
Clubfoot Solutions, Inc, is a 501© non-profit Iowa-based organization with the mission to facilitate the manufacture and global distribution of the Iowa Brace so that children everywhere can successfully complete Ponseti clubfoot treatment method and lead normal, disability-free lives.
Exclusive distributor for Iowa Brace in Europe:Ortopedia S.T.O. in Turin, Italy