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Daughter's physio appointment

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DizzeeBorg Thu 04-Feb-16 12:28:38

My nearly two year old was seen for the first time by a physio six months ago at which point no action was taken and at her second appointment yesterday it was decided she requires special boots provided by the hospital which have been ordered. The physio was also talking about various other additional measures she may require in the future to support her learning to write, finger splints, etc.

I was a little blindsided at the time and have since been kicking myself that I didn't ask more questions. Does this mean my daughter now has some sort of diagnosis, or the physio is just responding to her current needs with a 'wait and see' approach? I assume they would tell me if they had diagnosed something, but perhaps not.

My daughter is walking but her feet fully roll in, generally in terms of developmental milestones she seems okay. She was born at 33 weeks and was discharged by her consultant last month who was happy to let the physio continue to manage whatever it is that is being managed.

I made the assumption that the physio is working on the diagnosis of joint hypermobility disorder, but only since getting home did I think that no one has ever actually said that and they could be going down a completely different avenue.

Do you think if my daughter had a diagnosis I would have been told? Anyone with similar experience?

PolterGoose Thu 04-Feb-16 12:53:56

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Goingthroughnamechanges Thu 04-Feb-16 20:48:36

Sounds to me like hyper mobility but we never received a diagnosis. Her write up after the appointment just stated she was 'very bendy'. To date we still have no official diagnosis of hyper mobility but she also wears stability shoes and different professionals have commented on the extent of her 'bendiness'. If in doubt though just give them a call. I'll heed my own advice and mention it at the next appointment as I think my dd is in quite a lot of pain when walking and as she's getting older I think they need to explore if she does have a condition (I.e. She may need extra support down the line). Best of luck

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