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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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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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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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Before your operation Keep yourself as active and as strong as you can. Carry on doing your normal sports, walking and activities, unless you have been told not to by your doctor or physiotherapist. Have a go at the exercises in this resource so you know that you can do them and what they...

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The most common causes of burns in children under 5 years old include: scalds from hot drinks and bath water hobs radiators hair straighteners irons In 5 to 16 year olds, flame burns are the most common. These are often from playing near fires or with flammable substances. Keeping children safe Your...

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This resource is intended to provide you with information about growing pains. What are growing pains? Growing pains are pains, discomfort or aches that your child may complain of which occur mainly in the legs at night. They are mostly seen in children of the primary school age group. They are very...

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

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

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practised with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You might feel some discomfort whilst doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. Some discomfort may be felt whilst doing these exercises after your surgery or injury. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises,...

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may have some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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

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

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This resource has been designed to help you remember the exercises your therapist taught and practiced with you. The exercises should be done slowly and smoothly. You may have some discomfort while doing these exercises after your surgery. If pain limits your ability to do your exercises, then...

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What is idiopathic toe walking? Idiopathic toe walking is a condition where a child walks on their tip toes with no underlying bone, muscle or joint abnormality. ‘Idiopathic’ means that there is no clear cause. Why does my child walk on their tip toes? There are usually 2 main reasons....

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Introduction After an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture it is especially important that you regain the strength in your leg before any reconstructive surgery. What follows is an exercise program or ‘pre-habilitation’. Regaining the strength and movement in your knee before surgery will...

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