Physiotherapy for Scoliosis and Kyphosis Correction

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Introduction Your physiotherapy exercises will include. This booklet is designed to give some guidelines and Deep breathing exercises. information about how the physiotherapy team at The James Huffing and supported coughing. Cook University Hospital will help you in your recovery. following your operation Shoulder exercises, Physiotherapy plays an important part in your recovery after Leg exercises. your operation Your physiotherapy treatment will focus on Postural exercises. three main areas General mobility,Chest care,Postural advice. Incentive spirometry,General mobility, You may be given an incentive spirometer as shown below. The exercise instructions in this booklet are given as a general before your surgery to use We will continue to use it after. guideline only as each patient is treated as an individual and your surgery so please bring it with you into hospital It is best. the exercise regime may vary slightly depending on the type to use whilst sitting upright. of operation or your consultant s instructions, If you are in doubt about the information given in this To use your incentive spirometer. booklet please ask your physiotherapist,Take a long steady breath in.
All the exercises contained within this booklet will be taught through the mouthpiece. to you by your physiotherapist keeping the small yellow disc. in the smiley face, Physiotherapy before your operation Aim to get the large yellow. disc as high up in the cylinder, A physiotherapist may see you prior to your operation They as possible. will teach you exercises to practice before and after your. operation This is usually done at your pre assessment clinic Move the yellow marker on. appointment or on the ward at the time of your admission the side to show how high it. What to expect after your operation Procedure, You will start to sit of out bed on the first day after your Sit upright with your hands placed over the sides of your. surgery and each day you will gradually increase how much chest. you walk on the ward assisted by the physiotherapy and Take a deep breath in slowly through your nose. nursing staff Your mobility should improve each day and you. will soon be able to walk on your own again Walking soon Hold this breath in for one to two seconds and then. after your surgery is encouraged as it will improve your lung breathe the air out slowly through your mouth. function Lack of walking at this stage and spending too much Repeat five times then huff five times. time in bed can actually cause pneumonia or a chest infection To do a huff take a breath in then force the air out quickly. It will be normal to initially experience discomfort on exercise through an open mouth as if you are steaming a window. walking but it will improve with time as you do more glass. If you have any phlegm in your throat have a cough. Chest care Coughing always take a deep breath in and have a good. strong cough, Deep breathing exercises begin immediately after your. operation Some people become chesty in the first few days Afterwards take normal relaxed breaths. following surgery due to extra phlegm production as result of If pain after your operation is making it difficult for you to. Having an anaesthetic take a deep breath huff or cough then please inform your. The discomfort pain from your wound limiting you from. taking in deep breath and coughing, Reduced mobility in the first few days after surgery Physiotherapy after your operation.
Your physiotherapist will assess your breathing and how your Following your operation you may require oxygen support. lungs are working They may advise on the ideal position to whilst recovering within PICU. improve your comfort and lung function, You will be attached to monitors a catheter drains from your. Following your operation you need to perform your breathing wound site and lines for your drugs or fluids This is all routine. exercises every few hour that you are awake including using and nothing to be concerned about. your Incentive spirometer if you have been given one. It is important that you follow the advice of your. These exercises include physiotherapist and that you continue exercising between. Deep breathing exercises aimed at keeping your lungs clear their visits. after your operation together with huffing and coughing. General mobility Posture, Your physiotherapist will encourage you to progress your Once you have left the hospital it is your responsibility to. mobility from day one after your operation check and correct your posture. The physiotherapist will monitor and assess your ability to do At first you may feel like you are leaning to one side when. simple tasks during your hospital stay Any problems will be sitting or standing This is a normal feeling and it can take. identified and treated as appropriate in conjunction with time to adjust to your new posture The muscles that support. other members of the team your spine will take time to adapt after your surgery. Most patients are usually discharged home after about a Try standing in front of a mirror to help in adjusting and. week although this depends on your recovery and if you are seeing what your new posture looks like It is easier to. able to walk unaided and can complete a flight of stairs correct when you can see what you look like. Ask your family and friends to remind you to stand or sit up. tall when you are with them, After discharge from hospital Try standing with your back to a wall pushing your. After your operation your lung function should improve and shoulders back so they touch the wall. your ability to exercise will also gradually increase. Exercises after discharge, Improves your fitness after your operation and should. become part of your daily routine, Should start immediately after discharge from hospital.
Distance should be increased gradually, Make sure you have someone with you when you first walk. outside as you may be unsteady on uneven ground or lose. your balance,Exercises Place your hands on top of your head. Arm and leg exercises From the first day after your surgery Bring your hands behind your back Slowly stretch your. we will encourage you to begin exercising This may initially hands up towards your shoulder blades. involve some gentle arm and leg exercises to prevent stiffness Place your hands behind your neck. help circulation and increase general mobility by walking. Repeat each exercise two to three times per day,Arm exercises. While standing or seated raise both arms up above your. head as pain allows then back down,Repeat five to ten times. Gentle shoulder shrugs up down and shoulder rolls,forwards backwards.
Gentle leg exercises These exercises are taught to help keep. your muscles strong and promote your circulation,Circulatory exercises. Bend and straighten your,ankles and toes Repeat,ten times on each foot. Circle your feet from,your ankles round in one,direction and then repeat. in the other direction,Repeat ten times each direction and on each foot. Thigh exercises Gentle back exercises, Tighten your thigh muscles on the front of your legs by.
pressing the back of your knee into the bed and pulling Pelvic tilting. your toes towards you, Lay on your back with your knees bent so your feet are flat. Squeeze your thigh muscle and hold for 5 secs on the bed. Repeat 5 10 Gently arch the bottom of your back hold for 3 seconds. times on each then flatten your back by pressing your lower spine on the. Try and increase the amount of movement you can achieve. Repeat 5 10 times, Straighten one leg out in front of you whilst sitting. Hold for five seconds and then relax,Repeat 5 10 times with each leg. Knee rolls Knees to chest, Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the. the bed bed, Keeping your knees together slowly let your knees fall out Bring one knees towards your chest at a time.
to the right side Hold for 5 seconds and then relax. Only move them within a comfortable range Repeat 5 10 times. Stop and bring them back to the middle Then change legs and repeat. Then repeat letting your knees fall to the left side. Repeat 5 10 times to each side,Contact details,Ward 22 01642 854522 24 hours. PICU 01642 854667 24 hours, Paediatric Physiotherapists 01642 850850 Bleep 1486. Monday to Friday 8 15am 4 15pm,Useful websites, www southtees nhs uk services orthopaedics paediatric spinal. www sauk org uk,www srs org,Comments compliments Patient Advice and. concerns or complaints Liaison Service PALS, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation This service aims to advise and support.
Trust is concerned about the quality of patients families and carers and help. care you receive and strives to maintain sort out problems quickly on your. high standards of health care behalf, However we do appreciate that there This service is available at The James. may be an occasion where you or your Cook University Hospital and the. family feel dissatisfied with the standard Friarage Hospital Northallerton please. of service you receive Please do not ask a member of staff for further. hesitate to tell us about your concerns information. as this helps us to learn from your,experience and to improve services for. future patients, If you require this information in a different format please. contact Freephone 0800 0282451,MICB5499 PHY130,Author Senior Respiratory Physiotherapy. The James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road Middlesbrough TS4 3BW Switchboard 01642 850850.
Version 1 Issue Date April 2017 Revision Date April 2019. Support Services Physiotherapy for Scoliosis and Kyphosis Correction Patient Information Introduction This booklet is designed to give some guidelines and information about how the physiotherapy team at The James Cook University Hospital will help you in your recovery following your operation Physiotherapy plays an important part in your recovery after your operation Your physiotherapy

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