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Old 27-08-2013, 11:14 AM
Shan Shan is offline
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Default Re: Intro and Question re Sports after surgery?

Hi there,

My 13-year-old daughter was fused T4-L1 11 weeks ago. She is also a competitive swimmer (swam at Australian national age championships this year a couple of months prior to surgery with a 65* thoracic curve).

She was cleared to go back to training last week but her surgeon has said she's limited to kick drills until early December. Have any of the other swimming families here experienced the same thing? Luckily she loves kick (hates pull) but I think she's going to get a bit frustrated.

We completely understand the need to allow time for the fusion to "take" but haven't seen anywhere else where the kids aren't allowed to use their arms in swimming.
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