It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Message Board
THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS NO LONGER ACTIVE. TO SEE OUR ACTIVE MESSAGE BOARDS, PLEASE GO HERE





Message
Posted by Marilyn F on December 18, 1999 at 13:22:04:

In Reply to: Re: daughter with mild cp- scoliosis- therapy??? posted by M Hijada on December 15, 1999 at 23:50:19:

Dear Avery. I think maybe my experience might be useful to you. I am 51 and had dislocated hips most of my life. My legs were the opposite to your daughter's in that they turned inward and I walked with my knees together. I also have scoliosis in the spine. A year ago I had five operations to reconstruct my hips which was complicated by osterioperosis. After my operations my legs were severely abducted (wide apart) and outwardly rotated as a result of my sparicity. After my operations a physiotherapist told me I'd never walk again. I have learned not to take "you can't" for an answer. I went and got private physiotherapy from Inter-Action in Toronto which specializes in neurology. The therapist has been messaging and manipulating my legs back into a neutral position. I sit in a wheelchair with pads on each side of my legs to push my legs closer together. I also lie on my side for an hour a day so that gravity will pull my legs together. My legs are no longer abducted but they are still outwardly rotated. The left leg can now be manipulated into a neutral position and the right leg almost. I need braces and perhaps more operations to correct the inversion of my feet. Medicine has come along way since my failed hip operation when I was 10. Your daughter is still quite young and her bones and muscles can be manipulated more easily I wish you all the best for your daughter.

Follow Ups

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:17 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!