MiracleFeet works in partnership with Stepping Stones, an NGO based in Bali dedicated to helping low income children with physical impairments, to treat clubfoot using the Ponseti Method. The program is spearheaded by Marjanne Oomen, a Dutch physiotherapist and Ponseti provider based in Bali who also serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Together with a local orthopedic surgeon, Stepping Stones provide clubfoot treatment free of charge.
MiracleFeet and Stepping Stones are working together to increase access to clubfoot treatment within Bali. While larger urban areas and developed islands in Indonesia provide access to health care services and pharmacies, those living in rural areas have limited access to medical facilities and to treatment for conditions such as clubfoot. In addition to providing free treatment, the program trains providers in the Ponseti Method and conducts awareness-raising activities through community outreach and social media.
MiracleFeet program expansion to help more Indonesian children born with clubfoot is currently underway.