Helping children walk... around the world

The Ponseti International Association is the global leader in training and educating healthcare providers on the treatment for congenital clubfoot. The Ponseti Method was developed at the University of Iowa by Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, M.D. This method for clubfoot treatment is nearly 100% effective when used properly by a trained health care provider and is considered the "gold standard" treatment for clubfoot. Health care workers in underprivileged areas of the world with limited access to surgical facilities can be trained to use the method, helping hundreds of thousands of children walk...around the world.


Mission: to provide global leadership in building high-quality, locally-directed, and sustainable capacity to deliver the Ponseti clubfoot care pathway at the country level.


Vision: a world free of clubfoot disability 


UI Health Care created this video outlining our Global Clubfoot Initiative.  Tom Brokaw of NBC news and University of Iowa supporter narrated the video and is a supporter of Ponseti International Association.



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Anoushka’s Story

Anoushka was born with bilateral clubfoot in Singapore. She and her family traveled to Iowa for treatment. image description