By delivering world-leading technologies and products, alongside responsive clinical services, across the fields of prosthetics, orthotics and assistive technology, Steeper’s mission is to create turning points that empower patients and fundamentally enhance people’s lives.
Plié 3 - Stronger. Smarter. Submersible.
Stronger construction makes the new Plié 3 Microprocessor Controlled (MPC) Knee by Freedom Innovations both submersible and more rugged than ever. Yet, it’s still the fastest MPC knee, responding 10 to 20 times more rapidly than other MPC knees.
With the most responsive stumble and fall protection, users can instinctively move at their own pace in any direction…even if it’s taking small short steps or pivoting in confined spaces. With a more streamlined, intuitive set up, the Plié 3 MPC Knee makes it even easier for prosthetists to help patients expand their freedom.
The Clinical Commissioning Policy regulates the NHS provision of prosthetic knee components and the decision to approve funding via the NHS for MPKs is aimed to help improve the quality of limb loss rehabilitation for above knee amputees. MPKs will now be funded through Specialised Commissioning by NHS England and will soon be available through Rehabilitation Service Centres to amputees who meet the criteria set out in the policy. With hundreds of amputees living in England with above knee limb loss and hip disarticulation the decision has been welcomed from within the industry.
The new Tred-lite footwear range is a semi-bespoke collection offering a variety of lightweight, comfortable and fashionable solutions for men and ladies. Available in a range of colour, material, strap and sole options, the Tred-lite collection is a perfect match for a variety of patients.
All styles can be manufactured to diabetic specifications, and we even offer a repair and adaptation service for patients’ own footwear. Find out more.
At 12:08 on Friday 27th January was the moment that Leon stood unaided for the very first time. After routine back surgery left Leon with a severed spinal cord, he was faced with a long rehabilitation process to enable him to gain any sort of function. After being referred to the orthotics department at Portsmouth Enablement Centre. Leon met with orthotist Frank, and after discussing all the treatment options, Leon was prescribed bilateral KAFOs custom made by Steeper. Designed with his biomechanical deficits in mind, his KAFOs are tailored to his exacting needs, giving him extra support and control. With the support of his orthotists Frank and Hannah and with his own sheer determination, Leon has defied all the odds and is now able to stand unaided.
Almost half of all babies under the age of one are affected by plagiocephaly, a condition more commonly known as ‘flat head syndrome’. However, with very little know about this condition and the treatments available, finding the best care and advice for your baby can be difficult. In a bid to raise awareness, World Plagiocephaly Awareness Day is taking place on Tuesday 4th April to highlight this little known condition that affects so many babies in the UK alone.