Join us for a Facebook Live Q&A at 6pm on Monday 23rd August.
Chris Smith, Director of Clinical Services/Physiotherapist will be providing an overview of SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) and answering many of those unknown questions you may have.
SDR is a surgical operation carried out to reduce spasticity (muscle stiffness) in children with cerebral palsy who fulfill specific clinical criteria. Spasticity can impair movement and coordination, cause pain, and over time can cause shortening of muscles and tendons, joint contractures and bone deformities.
Parents and carers have so many questions relating to the suitability of SDR and the benefits of pre and post-surgery therapy for their child, so Chris will be answering the following:
- Is SDR suitable for all children with cerebral palsy?
- Will SDR make my child walk?
- What happens in the SDR operation? Where do they cut it and why?
- What are the long term and short term effects of SDR?
That day, we’ll also be launching our bursary supported SDR Physio+ Programme, very generously supported by the PAR Charitable Trust. These therapy sessions will be available pre or post selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery. Watch this space for more info.
Click here to join our SDR Q&A Facebook Live Event, and please spread the word to other families who you think would be interested in joining.
If you’re unable to join us for the event, you can still access the video on our Facebook page.
See you then!