If you or a family member have recently broken a bone, this week’s blog post is for you.
This week we talk about the importance of post fracture rehabilitation and how a tailored rehabilitation program with an experienced physiotherapist can enhance your recovery.
Breaks and fractures are extremely common
If you’ve been unlucky enough to suffer a fracture, you’ll know more than anyone else how painful an injury like this can be. Of course, such injuries require immediate medical attention to ensure all measures are taken to ensure the correct healing of the affected bone. In many cases, surgery may also be required to complete this component of the treatment.
Ready for next steps
After your initial treatment to ensure your fractured bone is healing correctly, it’s highly likely that it will be suggested to complete physiotherapy to ensure you can return to an optimal level of function and movement as soon as possible. After all, who wouldn’t want to return to their normal activities asap?
Rehabilitation that’s tailored to you
A tailored rehabilitation plan with an experienced physiotherapist can ensure the following measurable objectives are a key focus, which in-turn will result in a successful rehabilitation of your fracture:
- Range of motion
- General function & mobility
Working towards each of these treatment goals will also:
- reduce pain
- relieve symptoms
- protect fractures
- improve movement
- strengthen muscles, and
- promote ligament healing
A tailored rehabilitation plan for post fracture patients will also include working towards overcoming some of the negative effects of being in a cast or sling for 6-8 weeks. As we so often say, the body is extremely connected. For example, if you are nursing a fractured shoulder for 6-8 weeks, this can have implications on your wrist such as reduced muscle function and muscle stiffness for being in the sling for so long with little movement.
It’s not just the bone that’s often affected
As mentioned in the list above, an important part of post fracture rehabilitation is to work on improving the joint stiffness and muscle weakness around the injury site. When a fracture occurs, usually a lot of soft tissue damage will also occur, which must also be attended to.
What happens if you don’t have post fracture rehabilitation
For those who choose to not undergo a rehabilitation plan after their fracture, they can often experience pain and a significant loss of function at the injury site that may be temporary or permanent. However, most people who would like to resume to their chosen sport, career or daily activities undertake a thorough rehabilitation plan with a local physiotherapist.
You can be confident that our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will be able to successfully rehabilitate you or your family member after a fracture. Contact Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 47217798 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can make an online appointment booking by clicking here.