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‘What my splint means to me’

Pickering, Dawn 2017. ‘What my splint means to me’. [Image]

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Abstract

This image was drawn by a 9 year old participant in a research diary. These were her words to tell me how her cerebral palsy affects her participation in recreational activities. “My name is Mary and I am 9 years old. I have something different about me. The thing I have is called cerebral palsy, it affects my legs so I don’t do heel-toe. This is a picture of my splint. I go to the hospital for physio and Bo-Tox. That’s where I have injections. The maximum is six because it helps me to walk properly. So now you know!...I have a lot of friends because I am nice and help people when they’re lonely. I have told them that I do have cerebral palsy. They do understand that I can’t run as fast as they can. It helps when you have got friends because they help you through times”.

Item Type: Image
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Funders: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 09:56
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/109057

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