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This resource has been made to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. If you find the exercises cause you more pain please stop the exercises and seek advice from a healthcare professional. Exercises Bridge Lie on your back with your legs bent. Flatten your...

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Your physiotherapy may give you these exercises to help improve the movement and mobility through your back. Childs pose Kneel on your hands and knees on the floor. Spread your knees wide but keep your toes touching. Lower your bottom towards your heels. Your hands stay on the floor and your arms...

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When will I leave the children’s therapy team? This is a joint decision between you and your therapist. Usually the best time to transition to adult services is when you leave school. Why can I not stay with the children’s therapy team until I am 18? You can choose to stay with us however,...

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What should I expect from the sensory service? Our service is tiered into 3 levels of provision to try to help us get the right support to as many families as possible. Universal provision This is the first level of provision for all families. Our virtual therapy service provides information about...

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If your child is due to attend hydrotherapy, swim sessions or swim lessons, the below websites may be helpful in finding suitable swim nappies or incontinence swimwear. Swimsuits with built in waterproof pants can keep any wee or poo in, while your child is in the water. They are not absorbent so...

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The sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) is a neck muscle. It has 2 bands. 1 attaches from behind the ear to the breast bone and the other from behind the ear to the collar bone. Because of these 2 attachments, a tight left SCM muscle can affect the neck by causing the head to tilt to the…...

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The sternocleidomastoid muscle (SCM) is a neck muscle. It has 2 bands. 1 attaches from behind the ear to the breast bone and the other from behind the ear to the collar bone. Because of these 2 attachments, a tight right SCM muscle can affect the neck by causing the head to tilt to the…...

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You may be given these exercises to increase the strength and control through your calf muscles. Try to do these exercises twice a day. Gastrocnemius muscle Stand on 1 leg with your leg straight. Lift up onto your tip toes, as high as you are able. Slowly lower back down. Repeat as many times...

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

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What is a total hip replacement? A total hip replacement is an operation which replaces both the ball and the socket part of the hip joint. This is done if the hip joint has been damaged and the effects of this are impacting on your child’s daily life. This surgery is also known as a...

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Why is this surgery be needed? Children and young people who have a movement disorder may have difficulty with standing and walking. The way in which their muscles work can be affected, causing tightness, weakness, and reduced control. Over time due to an imbalance of forces some children and young...

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Your physiotherapy appointment is at the Sheffield Hallam University advanced wellness and research centre (AWRC) rather than at the Hospital. What will happen at my appointment? When you arrive at the AWRC, please tell the reception that you are here, and tell them that you are attending an...

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When will I leave the children’s therapy team? This is a joint decision between you and your therapist. Usually the best time to move on to adult services is when you leave school. Why can I not stay with the children’s therapy team until I am 18? You can choose to stay with us however,…...

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What is peripheral neuropathy? Your doctor will have explained to you that you have a condition that has a medical name known as a ‘peripheral neuropathy’. There are lots of conditions with different names that are all types of peripheral neuropathies. A peripheral neuropathy is a...

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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 hip surveillance? Hip surveillance are regular check-ups to monitor the position of a child’s hips. Sometimes a child’s hip can gradually move out of joint which can cause them problems. Hip surveillance aims to pick up on these problems early to allow appropriate management and...

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Everyone has different amounts of energy. You could think about your energy like a battery, if we use too much energy our battery will run out quickly, if we use the ‘just right’ amount of energy our battery can last for longer and we can do more of the things we like. Pacing is when…...

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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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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 designed to help you remember the exercises and advice the therapist went through with you whilst in hospital. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Your child may have some discomfort whilst doing these exercises after surgery. If pain is limiting doing the...

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