Rehabilitation: Post Fracture, Ligament Repair and Joint replacement.
After most surgical procedures or fractures, there is an initial period of immobilization, which is necessary to allow proper healing. This often results in muscle weakness and joint stiffness, leading to altered function.
The aim of rehabilitation is to regain (where possible) near to normal range of movement, strength, balance and proprioception, thereby achieving a return to near normal function.
Treatment may involve any of: mobilisation, massage, stretching, strengthening exercises, balance exercises, hydrotherapy, gym programme, advice and guidance with return to sport or work.