Healthy Hips

It is estimated that worldwide 15% of children are born with some type of hip instability. Join us in this year's Hip Dip Swimathon! Raise money and awareness for those affected by hip problems.
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In the United Kingdom up to 15% of children are born with some type of hip instability. Early screening of the hips, when key risks factors are present, may identify the severity of the instability. Most of these issues will self-correct over time either naturally or with the support of braces.

Join us to take part in this year's Hip Dip sponsored swim, there's a distance to suit all abilities. You can choose whether to swim 400m, 1.5k, 2.5k, 5k or triple 5k as an individual, or 1.5k or 5k as part of a team you decide! Then get people to sponsor you!

Email us at; or, once you've set up a fundraising page, such as, JustGiving, Enthuse or the likes, why not pop over to our online shop,, purchase a coloured hat of your choice and show off your fundraising efforts to all!

Steps work so hard in order to support children, parents and adults suffering with hip problems. We are always there to support, whether it is on the end of a phone, via social media or by email. We answer thousands of questions a day related to hip issues. We also take part in lots of research and of course have given out hundreds of free car seats to families in past years so that they can continue to get out and about and without the additional expense of buying a new car seat. We also supply hospitals and doctors lots of free information packs to supply to parents who are perhaps just on the beginning of their journey. We know the importance of giving parents as much information as possible is crucial.

As we do not get any more from the Government, we rely totally on donations from the public. So this is why campaigns like the 'Hip Dip' are so important. It helps us to continue to help all those that are affected by hip conditions. So let's get swimming! Raise money for Steps and at the same time let's spread as much awareness as possible. And of course swimming is great for the hip joints! So what are you waiting for?!

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Steps is the leading charity working for all those whose lives are affected by childhood lower limb conditions. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting individuals, families and carers affected by conditions which have an impact on the legs, hips or feet.

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