Rebuilding Strength: Unlocking The Power Of Physiotherapy For Fracture Recovery

Recovering from a fracture can be a long and challenging journey, but with the help of physiotherapy, it is possible to rebuild strength and regain mobility.

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in fracture recovery by providing tailored exercises and rehabilitation techniques aimed at improving flexibility, muscle strength, and joint mobility. Through targeted movements and activities, physiotherapy helps to gradually restore function and reduce pain, allowing individuals to regain independence and return to their daily activities. By unlocking the power of physiotherapy, patients can accelerate their recovery process and minimise the risk of long-term complications. 

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Recovering From A Bone Fracture: How Can Physio Help?

Physiotherapy can play a crucial role in the recovery from a bone fracture. Whether you are recovering from a broken ankle, arm or wrist we can help to create a specialised exercise program to improve muscle strength and flexibility, which can help support the healing process and restore normal movement patterns. Within our Physio treatment plans we will also use various techniques such as massage, and ultrasound to reduce pain and swelling. Additionally, physiotherapy can help prevent muscle atrophy and joint stiffness during the healing process, ultimately promoting a faster and more complete recovery from the fracture.

How Soon Should You Start Physiotherapy?

After a fracture, it is generally recommended to start physiotherapy as soon as the bone has healed enough to bear weight. This can vary depending on the type and location of the fracture, but typically, patients can begin physiotherapy within a few days to a few weeks after the injury. Beginning physiotherapy early can help prevent stiffness and muscle atrophy, as well as promote healing and regain strength and mobility in the affected area. 

What Is The Best Treatment For Fractures?

The best treatment for fractures depends on the type and severity of the injury. In general, the most common treatment options include immobilisation with a cast or splint. Along side this once the bone has then fully recovered this is where physical therapy comes in to help regain range of motion and strength.

What Are The Different Types Of Fractures

Understanding the type of fracture is essential for determining the best course of treatment.  There are several different types of fractures that can occur in the body these are:

  • Transverse Fracture
  • Spiral Fracture
  • Greenstick Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Oblique Fracture
  • Impacted Fracture
  • Segmental Fracture
  • Hairline Fracture

What Are The Benefits Of Physiotherapy Following A Fracture?

Physiotherapy following a fracture offers numerous benefits. It can help improve muscle strength and flexibility around the affected area, promoting faster healing and reducing the risk of re-injury.

Physiotherapy also aids in restoring range of motion and functional movement, allowing patients to regain independence and mobility. Additionally, it provides pain relief through targeted exercises and manual therapy techniques. Furthermore, physiotherapy can also address any imbalances or compensatory movements that may have developed as a result of the fracture, promoting overall physical well-being.

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Stefanie Adamek
Stefanie Adamek
Had treatment from Nayna the chiropractor and barry the physio. Sorted my hip and shoulder pain. Thanks so much. Easy booking and overall great experience.
Dots 77
Dots 77
Amazing experience throughout and incredibly professional. Yvonne truly works wonders. Customer service at its finest, brilliant.
Edel Russell
Edel Russell
Excellent treatment and advice from Barry and the team - very professional service provided
Gay Butler
Gay Butler
Dr. Nayna Boohla was incredible adjusting my twisted back and hips after a fall I took in the rain on holiday. She is very caring and incredibly knowledgable at chiropractic and Accupuncture. And only because of her I could continue my trip for another 3 weeks.
Dylan Roche
Dylan Roche
Yvonne is a miracle worker! I was in pain for months with lower back pain and nothing was working--went to Yvonne at Head to Toe and over time she has made my pain manageable and most days non-existent! She listened to me and we worked out a plan that included me getting back to the gym and getting off pain killers, and so far its working out brilliantly! I can actually move again and enjoy my life which frankly, didn't seem possible 6 months ago...I cannot recommend Yvonne highly enough-Thank you!
livvy simpson
livvy simpson
I had my first session yesterday! After years of injuring my back while working I’ve had masseuses refuse to touch it out of fear of damaging my back even more. I’ve had numbness in my arm, terrible sleeping patterns and my lower back locks up very often. Out of fear, I was nervous to try acupuncture but Nayna was so calm and made the process very relaxing. She took all the time she needed, clicking and relieving my back, neck, arms, pelvis and legs. I slept like a baby last night for the first time in ages! My back was so inflamed and I can now feel the instant relief after going only once. It is costly but so so worth it (in my opinion the expense of going to many cheaper places adds up and doesn’t have the same effect). I’m able to go about my day pain free and I’m not even taking any pain killers or anti inflammatories, I feel amazing! Thank you Nayna X
Caoilfhionn Lee
Caoilfhionn Lee
I went to Barry Murphy Mid April for physical therapy treatment due to ongoing pain in my left hip and lower back brought on from running. In short Barry was fantastic. Not only did he help alleviate symptoms he also gave me the tools and skills to ensure that I wont end up in the same place again. Thanks to Barry, I now have a much better understanding of my body and how it works and how to take care of it. Finally he's a lovely guy and completely put me at my ease.
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Is Physiotherapy Good For Fractures?

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for fractures as it helps in improving mobility, strength, and flexibility in the affected area. as Physiotherapists we can create a tailored exercise program to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. We will also provide techniques to manage pain and swelling, aiding in the overall recovery process.

When Should I Start Physio After Fracture?

It is important to start physiotherapy after a fracture as soon as the doctor gives clearance. Typically, this can be within 1-2 weeks after the injury, once the bone has had time to start healing. Starting physio early can help to improve range of motion, strength, and overall function of the injured area.

When Can I Start Exercising After A Fracture?

It is important to consult with your doctor before starting any exercise after a fracture. The timeline for returning to exercise will vary depending on the location and severity of the fracture. Once you receive clearance from your doctor, you can slowly begin to reintroduce exercise, starting with low-impact activities and gradually increasing intensity.