Your child’s activity will be limited for the first four to six weeks after surgery. Avoid heavy lifting for the first two months (this includes heavy backpacks). Start walking as soon as possible to build strength.
Other limits on activity will be made by your child’s surgeon. During the first month, it is important not to slump or slouch while sitting, and to bend at the hip when picking up items from the floor. Good posture will help keep the bar in place and help your child have the best results.