Shake, shake, shake your Silly Socks!

This month for Perthes Awareness STEPS is doing something completely different by launching an exciting campaign for the – feet! Wait, what? The feet, but Perthes is about hips? Yes, but we’d like you to shout LOUD and PROUD and support STEPS and their SILLY SOCKS for Perthes! Do you have a pair of silly socks itching to escape your sock draw? We don’t want you to hurt your hips shaking them so why not show-off your Silly Socks!
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We are Steps Charity Worldwide

We don’t take walking for granted

Steps is the leading charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions . Everything we do is about valuing and supporting individuals, families and carers affected by conditions which have an impact on the legs, hips or feet.

We are the only charity which supports the most common and much rarer lower limb conditions. Our valuable experience can help families, individuals and carers make confident and informed decisions at what can be a confusing and difficult time. How do we do it? We partner with health national systems and local communities around the world not only to raise the medical standards, care and emotional support – but also to establish them!

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babies are born with Clubfoot worldwide each year


are born with, or develop a hip disorder each year


approximate number of people with a need for prosthetics/orthotics and related rehabilitation services


About Us

Every day thousands of children are affected by a serious lower limb condition. These leg conditions vary in their symptoms, frequency and prognosis. But without the correct diagnosis, treatment and support, it would be impossible for any of these children to walk properly later in life. We have created a model of true local sustainability. We partner with health national systems and communities around the world not only to raise the medical standards, care and emotional support –  but to establish them! The support we provide is elevating the standards of care around the world, giving a change to everybody to walk without pain. As we like to say here at Steps, we don’t take walking for granted.


Who are we?

Steps was founded in 1980 by Sue Banton in the United Kingdom. Sue’s son Daniel was born with clubfoot and, at that time, there was limited support and medical options for families affected by the condition. She was determined to change this, not only for herself but for all the families and individuals facing the same challenges. Forty years on, her legacy is still very much alive and is reaching countries all over the world.

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Jacob’s Perthes Story

Jacob’s Perthes Story

Jacob developed Perthes Disease at 6 years old when he noticed sudden pain in his right hip and began to limp. This is Jacob's Perthes story: Our local hospital was not very informed on the disease, but we were fortunate enough to be recommended to Professor Roposch...

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Archie’s DDH story

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