Freddy Sanchez Is Proof Anything Is Possible
Over 10 storybook seasons in the major leagues, Freddy made 3 All-Star teams, claimed the 2006 battling title with a .344 average and won two World Series as the second baseman for the San Francisco Giants. And he did it all while suffering ongoing complications from the surgical clubfoot treatment he received as an infant.
Freddy was born in 1977, before the Ponseti Method had been internationally accepted as the gold standard for clubfoot treatment. The painful surgery he endured as a child resulted in arthritis, continued medical intervention and an additional foot surgery that ended his 2004 season. Today, Freddy is an advocate for the Ponseti Method and Clubfoot Solutions because he wants the world to know that clubfoot can be corrected without pain or surgery.
"I am very impressed with the results created by the Ponseti Method and Clubfoot Solution's Iowa Brace. Not only are children in developed countries able to avoid surgery, children in developing countries without access to sophisticated medical operations can successfully be treated for congenital clubfoot. Clubfoot is not hopeless. Clubfoot correction does not have to be painful."
Prefers the Iowa Brace
We would like to convey our deepest gratitude to Clubfoot Solutions for providing us the Iowa Brace for our daughter. Our oldest daughter also had clubfoot and the Iowa Brace system has been so much more beneficial than what we used for her during the bracing treatment. Our daughter loves the Iowa Brace shoes so much that we take the platforms off during the day so she can walk around in the Iowa Shoe.
1000 Nights in the Iowa Brace
Music copyright Rachel Platten
The Iowa Brace and the team behind it has been paramount to our son’s success. We watched friends of ours struggle with other boots/bars systems for their son, constantly dealing with blisters, bandages and overall fit -- That has never been an issue for us with the Iowa Brace. Each night, Jasper goes to bed, and has no complaints about getting his boots on – 12 hours/night, 1000 nights in, not one blister. When we had questions regarding the boots, the sizes, or when to change the bar – the team at Clubfoot Solutions was always there to support us. We can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for our family. Jasper is an incredibly active (nearly) 3 year old and walks (or runs!) between 2-4km each day… you’d never be able to tell he was born with clubfoot. He’s on a mission, and his boots are helping him get there.
My Child Loves The Iowa Brace
My son has been in the Iowa brace since January 24, 2017 as part of the test market program and loves them. He is very active and has always been a poor sleeper. With the lightness of the shoes and the little bit of give on the bar my husband and I think he is able to sleep better at night. The bottom of the braces is flat so if we need to we are able to put the shoes on early and he can play in them. Most mornings he will not let me take the Iowa Brace off until after breakfast. This photo is of him in the morning. He throws a fit if I try and take them off while he is eating. I have recently been in contact with his doctor and he is also happy with how his feet are looking and that Jeffrey will leave the Iowa brace on during his brace wearing schedule.
From the Beginning
We have used the Iowa Brace from the very beginning of Lakelan's Clubfoot Journey. We love how the bar has some flexibility and the boots are so easy to put on. We have not had any issues with the boots and bar and our son still wears them nightly with his Brace Buddy at his side. He even crawled with them when first learning to crawl and now has been walking since he turned 13 months! Lakelan was born six weeks early but because of the Ponseti treatment and tremendous care at The University of Iowa Clubfoot Clinic, he is doing exceptionally well. We feel so fortunate for the Iowa Brace and the people behind the development. His feet are perfect now and we couldn't be happier with the results! Dr. Jose Morcuende even commented that he wouldn't know he had Clubbed feet by looking at them now!