Post Fracture Rehabilitation

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Post-Fracture And Broken Bones Rehabilitation

Fractures or broken bones are serious injuries that can leave an individual with a serious loss of human body function. Do you know that you should see a physiotherapist after you bone fracture?

Often after fracture, the bone needs to be stabilized or immobilized to ensure proper healing. This is usually accomplished using a cast. For simple fractures, your doctor may elect to apply a removable cast so that gentle motion can occur around the injury site. After complex fractures or an ORIF procedure, you may be required to wear a cast that is not to be removed. If you fracture your shoulder or arm, you may be required to wear a sling to keep the arm immobilized. Check with your doctor to ensure that you understand what is expected of you in regard to immobilization.

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Post Fracture Rehabilitation or Physiotherapy Treatment

The aim or purpose of rehabilitation is to get well where possible near to a normal range of daily life, strength, balance, thereby achieving a return to near normal function.

Treatment may involve any of mobilisation, physical massage, stretching, strengthening exercises, balance exercises, hydrotherapy, clinical pilates, advice and guidance with a return to workplace or sport.

In some instances of significant fracture, a return to normalcy function is not possible. Always discuss aims and expectations with your physiotherapist.