History Of Step Forward
Dr George Alznner was one of the first to recognise that, for most people, custom-made
orthotics were not working satisfactorily. During the 1950’s and 60’s
he developed two new concepts to orthotics, both of which are key to why the Step
Forward orthotics are so effective. These are discussed elsewhere on this site.
In 1974 a Seattle woman, Roxanne Kimber, was suffering terrible back and
shoulder problems. She tried many avenues for relief, but her biggest success
came when she started wearing Dr Alznner’s orthotics. They provided her with
much sought relief.
She was concerned that such an effective remedy was available only to Dr
Alznner’s own patients, so (with his support) she started the Step Forward
Company. Distribution commenced through local doctors and clinics in the Seattle
area. The company has grown throughout the years and now distributes in many
countries. The company is owned and managed by Roxanne’s son, Shayne
Kimber. The orthotics are still made in USA and the company is still located in
Step Forward Orthotics must be fitted correctly to the arch size (bone structure) of
the feet and can, therefore, only be purchased from authorised practitioners (eg
chiropractors, therapists or doctors) or direct from company representatives at
public events (eg home shows, field days or retirement expos). In some cities we
offer a home-visit service.
Step Forward Orthotics have provided relief and correction for 95% of the people
fitted. They are made of a flexible material that does not generate or retain heat,
cause the foot to sweat, or retain any type of odour. Many other products have
surfaced, but none with the integrity, durability and reliability of Step Forward
Step Forward is staffed by knowledgeable and caring people. Very few customers
have any trouble adjusting to, and benefitting from, their Step Forward orthotics.
For those few people who experience difficulties, we pride ourselves on the quality
of our after sales care.