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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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You will be reviewed by your consultant at approximately 8 weeks after your scoliosis surgery. At this appointment, the range of movement and posture of your spine will be checked. If you are struggling with feelings of stiffness or your consultant thinks your movement or posture could be improved,...

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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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What is a pars defect? Pars defect is usually a small hairline crack on part of the spine called the ‘pars interarticularis’. This can remain stable and give no symptoms at all. Sometimes, it will cause the bone to gradually slip forward over the ‘sacral vertebrae’. This is...

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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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Physiotherapy is an important part of the treatment and management for children and young people with haemophilia. What will my physiotherapist do? Your physiotherapist is part of the haemophilia team and their role is to monitor your joints and make sure any changes in how much you can move your...

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What are fine motor skills? Fine motor co-ordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body, in particular the hands. Children with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) often have very hypermobile hands (bendy with a weak grip). They may find fine motor activities more difficult than...

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You have been provided with a wedge cushion to improve your posture and help ease aches and pains. Posture wedge cushions help relieve pressure on your back by altering your posture. They are designed to be used on standard chairs at both home and school. How do I use the cushion? The anterior wedge...

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What can I do to get the movement back in my elbow? Once your cast has been removed, your elbow can feel stiff and painful to move. It is important to start using your arm normally again as soon as possible. At first, there will be some restrictions on sports, and you should ask your…...

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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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It is important to continue 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. A contracture is a lack of movement at a joint and this will happen if the exercises are not done regularly.…...

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Fine motor co-ordination involves the ability to control the small muscles of the body, in particular the hands. Children with (osteogenesis imperfecta) OI often have very hypermobile hands (bendy with a weak grip). They may find fine motor activities more difficult than other children. They will...

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What is mechanical back pain? Mechanical back pain (MBP) is back pain which is related to movement or activity but with no underlying bone, joint or disc abnormalities. This is usually most common in children age 10 or over and is self limiting. Why does mechanical back pain occur in children?...

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What happens when my child has been referred to physiotherapy? The doctor will send your referral to us after your clinic visit. Sometimes we may try to contact you directly by phone, otherwise you will receive a letter in the post to ask you to contact us to make an appointment. When will my...

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You have been provided with a wedge cushion to improve your posture and help ease aches and pains. Posture wedge cushions help relieve pressure on your back by altering your posture. They are designed to be used on standard chairs at both home and school. How do I use the cushion? The posterior...

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Why do I need physiotherapy after the operation? The role of the physiotherapist after surgery is to prevent any breathing complications such as chest infections, and assist the patient to regain normal function in preparation for discharge home. What will I do with the physiotherapist? From...

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What is Osgood-Schlatter disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common cause of pain in the front of the knee. It is not a disease, but a condition or disorder. This condition is also referred to as ‘traction apophysitis’, meaning pulling on the growth plate causing inflammation. It is...

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What should I expect after my plaster cast has been removed? For the first few days your ankle may feel stiff and sore to move. This is normal as the joint has been held still for a few weeks. There is usually some swelling present which will contribute to the pain and stiffness. You may…...

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What is Perthes disease? Perthes disease is a childhood disorder which affects the top of the femur bone. The femur is the bone in your thigh. It affects the ball part of the ball and socket joint where it meets the hip. In Perthes disease, the blood supply to the top of femur is reduced,…...

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What is Sever’s disease? Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain in children and young people. This condition is also referred to as ‘calcaneal apophysitis’. The condition causes pain and discomfort in the heel where the tendon of the muscle attaches to the bone. There...

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What is postural care? Postural care is a gentle approach aimed to protect and restore someone’s body shape through the use of the equipment for the day and night for people with movement difficulties and can include: specialised seating standing frames support in the lying position especially...

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Starting nursery or pre-school Young children with OI would benefit from the opportunity to attend nursery or pre-school. We advise parents to arrange a meeting well in advance of your child’s start date. People at the meeting should include key workers involved in your child’s care, and...

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