littleSTEPS® Gait Plates are the first semi-rigid prefabricated orthoses that effectively limit in-toeing caused by rotational deformities of the lower limb. Left untreated toe-in gait may impair proper development of the lower limb and lead to permanent structural, strength, balance, and coordination deficits.
littleSTEPS® Gait Plates work by utilizing a semi-rigid shell that effectively alters the break of the ball of the foot during propulsion to encourage realignment of the hip in gait. littleSTEPS® Gait Plates further address foot pronation which is typically associated with childhood gait abnormalities by incorporating the features of a functional foot orthosis (i.e. deep heel cup, medial rearfoot posting and skive) to control subtalar joint pronation during contact and midstance phases of gait.