Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking about.
Awareness makes quality.
We believe that every child with clubfoot can have healthy, fully functional feet.
We also believe that each of these children can have access to the best medical care and optimal treatment.
The way we approach building knowledge about clubfoot and improving the quality of treatment for this deformity
is to precisely and comprehensively explain the intricate content, to create effective solutions for parents during their child’s treatment, and to consistently strive for the goal.
We follow the children with clubfoot, at the same time going before them and meeting their needs.
Quality that changes.
We believe if the treatment of clubfoot is to get better
it will only be accomplished through informed and committed parents
and qualified doctors, full of passion and empathy.
Only then is a high-quality treatment created.
Ignacio Ponseti Foundation is a charity organization initiated by the parents of a child with congenital clubfoot, dedicated for the benefit of children with this defect, but also caring for everyone who contributes to the dissemination of knowledge about the defect and the Ponseti method.
When we started our activity in 2016 with the Clubfoot Polska initiative, the knowledge of congenital clubfoot in our country was at a low level. There was no good and credible side from which parents as well as doctors and physiotherapists could derive correct knowledge about the defect and treatment – the Ponseti method. We decided to change it once, and effectively. The result of our learning, exploring, observing, analyzing and consulting is this website, which has changed 3 times over the years to ensure that the information it contains is of the highest quality. And real.
We observed in the small parenting community on Facebook around this defect that there is a lack of elementary knowledge about the defect and the Ponseti method. In most cases, children used poor quality equipment to maintain correction, and relapses often occurred due to a lack of awareness of what a derotation splint is and how it is used. High-quality derotation splints and boots were difficult to obtain and very expensive. We were flooded by a wave of poor treatment, ending in invasive surgery that was not and is not necessary.
Also in the medical community, we discovered gaps in elementary knowledge and approach to the treatment of this deformity, which resulted in improper treatment and complications. Thanks to the knowledge we push into parents, the approach of doctors of various specializations is also changing.
Propagating knowledge about congenital clubfoot and its proper treatment - the Ponseti method.
As the Foundation, we have an innovative approach to building knowledge. We are convinced that parents have extraordinary powers and that incredible changes begin with them. Therefore, we make it easier for parents to access information about the clubfoot and treatment, because correct and good knowledge of the deformity and treatment is a great support for them in the long journey towards their children’s healthy feet.
It is not uncommon for parents – courageous and determined – to be outstanding specialists and experts in this disease that affects their child.
We show them the way.
A strong, informed and empathetic community.
Every day we give children with congenital clubfoot an unlimited amount of our care, attention, interest. Every day we talk to parents of children with “curved foot”, dispelling their sorrows, worries, doubts. We are often like a port to which ships on a weary voyage sail. We know very well how much it costs us to give everything and “doing everything” in the name of children’s healthy feet. But… we get incredible joy and satisfaction from it, when more children are treated better and when they come to us on their own, straight feet.
We strive to create a strong and informed community of parents of children with congenital clubfoot, providing them with support by connecting with other parents who have walked the same way.
High standards of treatment are the goal we want and will pursue. The shift in parental awareness of treatment and parental collaboration are bearing fruit. Also the parent-doctor relationship can give good results, as long as both parties want to develop. And to listen. Our goal is to improve the quality of treatment by engaging in dialogue with parents and medical staff in Poland, at the same time cooperating with qualified centers dedicated to the treatment of the defect, as well as with organizations of a similar profile.
Quality of care and treatment
High standards of treatment are a goal we want and will continue to strive for. Adequately trained doctors, with a lot of empathy and knowledge, systematically training and constantly increasing their skills and competence in correct treatment of clubfoot. Clubfoot Clinic and Training Center is our goal, so that the good knowledge reaches widely and in this way we can help not only children in Poland, but all over the world.