It is extremely important that your child remains active and in good physical condition.
A physical therapist will show your child a series of exercises specifically designed to treat the deformity, and to keep muscles strong. In addition to these exercises, your child should be active at home and in school. This includes gym classes, running, sports and other exercises. Horseback riding is permitted. Ask your doctor about specific activities if you have questions. Swimming is excellent exercise, and your doctor will usually allow your child to remove the brace to do this.
It is important that your child does not rest against the chin piece of the brace except for very short periods. While reading and studying, your child should either get far enough back from his / her books or use a reading stand or similar device to avoid looking down and pressing on the chin piece. Prism glasses can also be used to avoid this. While eating, your child can sit on a low stool, or raise the level of the plate.