Will my child need physical therapy after a cast is removed?

Children usually do not require physical therapy after a cast or splint is removed. The area that was covered by the cast or splint may appear thin and feel weak. This is because the muscle was not being used. In most cases, however, children will regain their strength and flexibility by doing everyday activities. Your doctor will follow your child’s progress and determine if physical therapy is needed. 

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