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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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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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Introduction Living with a chronic condition can lead to young people feeling isolated and different from their parents, peers, siblings, and teachers. This can leave young people wondering whether to tell people about the condition. As part of coping with living with a chronic illness it can be...

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This material is intended to provide you with information about your child’s diagnosis of juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). What is JDM? JDM is a condition which mainly affects the muscles and skin, but can affect other parts of the body. The word juvenile means this condition appears in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Zinc oxide tape Zinc oxide tape is effective in the management of scar tissue, with some scars noted to become softer, flatter and paler following use. Effects are not often immediate, however with regular use benefits are usually noted after several weeks. Instructions for use Clean and moisturise...

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

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