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Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is a neurosurgical procedure aimed at reducing spasticity (tight and stiff muscle tone) in the lower limbs. It is most commonly used for children with spastic diplegia (two limbs affected) which accounts for 25-30% of children born with cerebral palsy.

Aims of SDR surgery:

– Achieve a long-term reduction in spasticity
– Improve function and mobility
– Increase independence
– Increase range of motion and improve positioning

SDR and Physiotherapy

Here at The Physio Hub we can provide you with expert assessment and rehabilitation both pre and post SDR. Each child is assessed on an individual basis and appropriate treatment programs will be tailored around the specific needs of you child and your family. When ever possible we will liase closely with your childs NHS professionals and provide individualised home programs for your child. We will work closely with parents and carers educating and teaching you how to help deliver your childs therapy at home. We can also provide blocking bookings with discounted rates for intense therapy sessions.

Would you like to find out more from the Physio Hub based in the North East of England, Send us a message or call us on 01429 869283.

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