Since 2014, all children in the Netherlands born with clubfoot are treated with the Ponseti method. This specialized treatment is almost always successful: in more than 95% of cases the deformity is corrected. Unfortunately, clubfoot is persistent and a significant number of children experience a (partial) relapse later in life. Pediatric physiotherapists can play an important role in the timely identification and treatment of such a relapse.

We are therefore very pleased with the launch of the Dutch course ‘Clubfoot treatment’ for pediatric physiotherapists. During the course, various experts share their skills, knowledge and insights to support pediatric physiotherapists in treating children with clubfoot in their own practice.

About the course

On April 2nd, Fontys Eindhoven will host a one day Dutch course on the treatment of clubfoot. This course is developed for pediatric physiotherapists.

During the course pediatric orthopedist Arnold Besselaar, pediatric physiotherapists Simone Becx, Lianne Splinter and Jacqueline Löhle and podiatrist Mathijs Restiau will share their knowledge, skills and experience with you. 

You will learn to conduct research, use measuring instruments and draw up effective treatment plans for children with clubfoot.

After the course, the participant lists will be distributed among the Dutch clubfoot centers. This facilitates communication between orthopedic surgeons and pediatric physiotherapists. This creates a larger network of professionals to offer this group of children the specialist care they deserve!

Are you a pediatric physiotherapist and would you like to contribute to better care for children with clubfoot? Visit the Fontys website for more information on this course.

Don’t speak Dutch, but you are interested in this course? Please contact us and let us know.