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What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a form of treatment that may be offered to your child following assessment by your physiotherapist. It consists of a programme of exercises undertaken with the supervision of a physiotherapist in a heated pool, over a set period of sessions. An assessment will...

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Learning how to manage stairs may take a little time to get used to but it is important to stay safe. Non-weight bearing This is where you use the stairs without putting any of your bodyweight on your legs. Going up Bend your affected leg behind you, making sure it does not catch on the…...

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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practised with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You might feel some discomfort whilst doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Some discomfort may be felt whilst doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises,...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may have some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practised with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may feel some discomfort whilst doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises,...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may have some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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What is idiopathic toe walking? Idiopathic toe walking is a condition where a child walks on their tip toes with no underlying bone, muscle or joint abnormality. ‘Idiopathic’ means that there is no clear cause. Why does my child walk on their tip toes? There are usually 2 main reasons....

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What is a pars defect? Pars defect is usually a small hairline crack on part of the spine called the ‘pars interarticularis’. This can remain stable and give no symptoms at all. Sometimes, it will cause the bone to gradually slip forward over the ‘sacral vertebrae’. This is...

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Introduction After an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture it is especially important that you regain the strength in your leg before any reconstructive surgery. What follows is an exercise program or ‘pre-habilitation’. Regaining the strength and movement in your knee before surgery will...

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What are fine motor skills? Fine motor co-ordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body, in particular the hands. Children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) often have very hypermobile hands (bendy with a weak grip). They may find fine motor activities more difficult than...

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You have been provided with a wedge cushion to improve your posture and help ease aches and pains. Posture wedge cushions help relieve pressure on your back by altering your posture. They are designed to be used on standard chairs at both home and school. How do I use the cushion? The anterior wedge...

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Once a burn wound has healed, scar tissue can form. This can reduce and restrict movement at your joints and stop you from doing normal everyday activities. This tightness is called a contracture. To help reduce the effects of this tightness a therapist will show you some exercises. What exercises...

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It is important to continue to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it can become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at a joint and this will happen if the exercises are not done regularly.…...

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Fine motor co-ordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body, in particular the hands. Children with (osteogenesis imperfecta) OI often have very hypermobile hands (bendy with a weak grip). They may find fine motor activities more difficult than other children. They will...

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What is mechanical back pain? Mechanical back pain (MBP) is back pain which is related to movement or activity but with no underlying bone, joint or disc abnormalities. This is usually most common in children age 10 or over and is self limiting. Why does mechanical back pain occur in children?...

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You have been provided with a wedge cushion to improve your posture and help ease aches and pains. Posture wedge cushions help relieve pressure on your back by altering your posture. They are designed to be used on standard chairs at both home and school. How do I use the cushion? The posterior...

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Why do I need physiotherapy after the operation? The role of the physiotherapist after surgery is to prevent any breathing complications such as chest infections, and assist the patient to regain normal function in preparation for discharge home. What will I do with the physiotherapist? From...

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What is Osgood-Schlatter disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of pain in the front of the knee. It is not a disease, but a condition or disorder. This condition is also referred to as ‘traction apophysitis’, meaning pulling on the growth plate causing inflammation. It is...

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What should I expect after my plaster cast has been removed? For the first few days your ankle may feel stiff and sore to move. This is normal as the joint has been held still for a few weeks. There is usually some swelling present which will contribute to the pain and stiffness. You may…...

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What is positional plagiocephaly? Positional plagiocephaly is a flattening on one side of the back of the head. It may also involve bulging of the forehead and some asymmetries in the facial features. What causes plagiocephaly? With the ‘back to sleep’ campaign to reduce sudden infant death...

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