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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. Children and young people that have changes to their muscle tone and their functional abilities pre operatively will likely require greater input when having a spica...

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Your child has been invited to attend an appointment at the Sheffield Children’s Orthotic Department where they will be assessed by one of our orthotists. The orthotic service is based in the Outpatient department. What is the orthotic service? The orthotic service provides devices for children to...

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Why does my child need to wear boots and bar? The boots and bar are essential to help your child’s feet develop correctly. The boots and bar continue the work started by the corrective casts. How do the boots and bar work? The boots work by turning your child’s feet out. This position...

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What is a cast? A cast is a splint used to immobilise, support and help to control pain in a limb that is fractured, injured or may have had an operation. There are several different materials available that can be used to construct a cast.  The principles of caring for a child in a cast…...

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What is OKM casting and why is it necessary? OKM casting is a treatment that is done over a period of time. The time span will vary depending on how quickly your child grows. A jacket is made of a mouldable plastic with a thin layer of fabric on both sides, and it is moulded… Continue Reading...

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