I believe that a conventionally treated clubfoot baby still needs the Gillespie Approach. “Successful” clubfoot care cannot magically make that compressive in utero craniosacral fascial strain go away completely, only to show up in additional conditions.
A new family recently presented. When doctors diagnosed left clubfoot in utero, the infant had conventional casting and surgery soon after birth. After four Gillespie Approach visits, the now three-month-old has cleared her reflux, colic, arching, indigestion, and gas.
The last area of therapy is helping her body fully release her left hip, knee, ankle, and foot craniosacral fascial strain. This may be the “missing link” for all clubfoot babies to promote better physiology.
In time we hope the Gillespie Approach will be the therapeutic choice for clubfoot babies at birth before instituting more radical procedures like casting and surgery. Primum non nocere.