Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, 1914 – 2009


  • was developed by Dr. Ignacio Ponseti at the University of Iowa.
  •          -where Paul Harris received his law degree.
  • is recognized as the “gold standard” for correcting clubfoot worldwide.
  •          -including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and many others.

  • is a low-cost, low-risk, non-surgical, highly effective treatment.

  • consists of a series of gentle manipulations, followed by weekly plaster casts.
  •          –but requires specialized training to be used successfully.

  • typically results in a fully corrected foot in 4-6 weeks, using 4-6 casts.

  • requires use of a foot abduction brace, mostly worn at night, until age 4.

  • can correct clubfoot and prevent disability everywhere in the world.


image11   5 foot photo through sessions   little girl in brace

Ponseti International Association
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242  USA

Ponseti International Association
(PIA), headquartered at the University of Iowa, is a global organization of hundreds of health professionals and advocates that engage in a wide range of activities to promote the Ponseti Method to treat clubfoot and prevent disability.  More

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