Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a faculty member and practicing physician at the University of Iowa, noticed that traditional clubfoot surgery did not fully correct clubfoot and often created problems later. In the 1950s, Dr. Ponseti developed the non-surgical method of slowly moving the clubfoot to the correct position with a series of castings. Many podiatrists have since been trained in this method, including Dr. K, who has successfully performed the protocol hundreds of times.