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Occupational therapy is a long job title, but what does it actually mean? An ‘occupation’ is anything we do. It could be going to school, drawing a picture or eating a meal. We are here to help children be as independent as they can in doing whatever matters to them.   Here are some...

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Why is hip reconstruction surgery necessary? Children who have difficulty standing and walking are at increased risk of hip problems. The hip joint is made up of a ball and a socket. Reduced standing and walking can lead to the shape of the hip developing differently increasing the risk of the ball...

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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. Some discomfort may be noted whilst doing these exercises after surgery. If pain is limiting doing the exercises,...

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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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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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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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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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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 can become tight and eventually contract. This can restrict movement and make it difficult to eat and drink, talk or open and close your eyes. If a contracture...

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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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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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Why do my muscles become tight? As you are growing, your body may go through periods of rapid growth. These can be known as ‘growth spurts’. This is when the bones grow at a faster rate than the muscles can stretch. Why does a tight muscle sometimes cause pain? If a particular muscle...

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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, could 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 leading to the joint…...

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The following information will help you to continue to care for your child’s skin. Your child’s burn will now be fully healed. Your child’s skin will possibly be a different colour to their normal skin for a few months after they have healed. It may be pinker or have no other colour....

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