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What is the sensory service? The Sensory Service is a multi-disciplinary team based at the Ryegate Children’s Centre. We aim to help parent, carers, school staff and young people to have a better understanding of sensory processing and how this impacts on every day life. We provide information and...

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What is this information? This information helps to explain how the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Service support your move into adulthood from early on, and what you and your family can do to prepare. It has been broken into sections – Ready, Steady, Go and Hello – so you to know what...

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Therapy exercises This material has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practised with you. The exercises should be done slowly. Some discomfort may be noted whilst doing these exercises after your operation or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your...

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Swelling Swelling is very common in the first few weeks following an injury or operation. You can reduce this more quickly by frequently moving your fingers to improve blood flow, and by raising your hand above your elbow resting on pillows. Washing Do not get the cast wet as it may break or damage...

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

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Therapy putty Putty can be used to improve movement and strength of the hand, wrist and forearm. It can be formed into various shapes to complete exercises which will be tailored to you by your therapist. The putty must be used as shown. You will be provided with instructions about the number of...

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Therapy putty Putty can be used to improve movement and strength of the hand, wrist and forearm. It can be formed into various shapes to complete exercises which will be tailored to you by your therapist. Use the putty as shown below. We will give you instructions about the number of times you need...

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Therapy putty Putty can be used to improve movement and strength of the hand, wrist and forearm. It can be formed into various shapes to complete exercises which will be tailored to you by your therapist. The putty must be used as shown. You will be provided with instructions about the number of...

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Therapy putty Putty can be used to improve movement and strength of the hand, wrist and forearm. It can be formed into various shapes to complete exercises which will be tailored to you by your therapist. The putty must be used as shown. You will be provided with instructions about the number of...

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Therapy putty Putty can be used to improve movement and strength of the hand, wrist and forearm. It can be formed into various shapes to complete exercises which will be tailored to you by your therapist. The putty must be used as shown. You will be provided with instructions about the number of...

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Teeth care for children and youngsters with neuromuscular conditions This information has been put together by the Neuromuscular Service at Sheffield Children’s Foundation NHS Trust and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital. We hope it will provide you with some useful information, resources and...

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The Neuromuscular service based at Ryegate Children’s Centre provides care and support to children and their families with disorders of nerves, muscles and related conditions. We provide a specialist service to children, young people and their families who live in the city of Sheffield, South...

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Scar massage Scar massage has been shown to help scars become flatter and softer. It can also improve symptoms like pain, sensitivity and itch. This happens because the massage process affects the way that the skin cells behave and helps to reduce the scarring. There are lots of types of scar...

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Scar massage Scar massage has been shown to help scars become flatter and softer. It can also improve symptoms like pain, sensitivity and itch. This happens because the massage process affects the way that the skin cells behave and helps to reduce the scarring. There are lots of types of scar...

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What to do next Now that your child’s burn wounds have fully healed, they will be discharged from dressings appointments on the Burns Unit. Your next follow up outpatient appointment(s) will be in: Nurse or OT clinic MDT clinic Pink therapy room Skincare Continue to moisturise and massage the...

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Scar massage Scar massage has been shown to help scars become flatter and softer. It can also improve symptoms like pain, sensitivity and itch. This happens because the massage process affects the way that the skin cells behave and helps to reduce the scarring. There are lots of types of scar...

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Your child is precious, and so are you. As they grow bigger and older their needs change. Using a hoist and sling to help them move is a safe, comfortable and dignified alternative to lifting for you both. Here are some steps to consider when using a hoist and sling to transfer (help move)...

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Car seats This material has been put together by the occupational therapists working with the Early Years Team to assist you in buying a suitable car seat for your child. It is a legal requirement for all parents or carers to provide appropriate car seating for their child. This applies to children...

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Conformers Conformers are effective in the management of scar tissue, with some scars becoming softer, flatter and paler following use. The conformer is moulded to fit the scared area exactly. Effects are often not immediate, however with regular use benefits are usually noted after several weeks....

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Who we are Our team is made up of occupational therapists and therapy assistants. Who we see We see any child from birth upwards who has an oncology or haematology diagnosis, who is struggling to do things that they used to be able to do and would benefit from occupational therapy input. What we...

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What is fatigue? Fatigue is extreme tiredness. When a child has fatigue their supply of energy is low. When energy is low it may be difficult to join in normal activities. Fatigue can be caused by physical activity, school work and emotional stress. Fatigue is common following serious illness or...

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Who we are We are a team of occupational therapists and therapy assistants who work within the Neurology and Neurosurgical team. We are available during office hours Monday to Friday. What we do in the hospital Occupational therapists work as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We look at many...

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This splint was made for: on // It is called: It should be worn Splint wearing: Do not remove the splint. It must be worn at all times. To start with, wear for 30 minutes. Then remove the splint and check the condition of the skin. If you experience: any rubbing, red marks which do… Continue...

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Silicone gel has been shown to be effective in the management of scar tissue, with scars noted to become softer, flatter and paler following use. It is not yet fully understood how the silicone gel works although it is thought that it helps to rehydrate and therefore add moisture to the scar to...

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