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Independent therapy (sometimes also known as private therapy) is provision and services that are purchased by yourself or other commissioners from companies or providers that are not providing NHS services. Can my child have independent physiotherapy and occupational therapy as well as their NHS...

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What is a sleep system? Sleep systems are positioning aids used during the night to help protect body shape. They provide support for your child or young person so that they are in a better position compared to if they were to sleep without a sleep system. Why is it important to use a sleep…...

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This resource is a list of accessible swimming lessons and sessions in Sheffield. Please be aware that information is subject to change, for the most up to date information please access the individual websites. Swimming lessons Disability swimming lessons at Hillsborough Leisure Centre and Ponds...

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The Elifar Foundation Grants provided for: Manual and powered wheelchairs Communication aids and software Specialised or tough seating, beds and car seats Sensory toys and equipment Apply for a grant here. Whizz-Kidz Provides mobility equipment and wheelchair skills training. Apply for equipment...

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Sleep resources The Sleep Charity has a phone line service that provide advice and support around difficulties sleeping. They offer a free helpline that is part of their extensive services, open 7pm to 9pm, between Sunday and Thursday. Sheffield Children’s paediatric sleep disorders nursing team...

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Positioning and seating The hip spica cast will finish just above waist level. This means that your child will be uncomfortable or unable to sit on an ordinary chair. A great alternative is to sit your child on a beanbag as you will be able to mould the beanbag to fit your child’s cast,...

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Will occupational therapy and physiotherapy be involved in my child’s treatment? After admission to the Burns Unit, your child will be assessed by the therapy team for any further treatment needs. Your child will usually be seen during their appointments for dressing changes or in their cubicle...

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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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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and physical activity Our aim is to support all our children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) to enable them to regularly take part in physical activity. This may be PE (physical education) or extracurricular sport and includes contact sport. We...

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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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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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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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Skin care information Now that you have been discharged from the Burns Team, here is some useful information for you. How do I keep my skin clean? Wash regularly using your normal soap and water. Do I need to moisturise? You only need to moisturise if your skin appears dry. Use the cream already...

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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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