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Witness History: The Miracle of Walking


BBC World Service

TX Date

1st Nov 2021


Caroline Wyatt


Rosie Dawson


"Another lovely piece, beautifully presented"

Kirsty Reid, Commissioning Editor

An American doctor, Ignacio Ponseti, revolutionised the treatment of children born with ‘club foot’ – where their feet are turned in and under, and which had previously been treated with surgery. His method, which relied on physiotherapy and the use of braces, was less invasive and more successful long-term. Caroline Wyatt has been hearing from one of Dr Ponseti’s early patients.