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Physiotherapy for Clients With Fractures

Let Our Highly Trained Physiotherapists Assist in Your Fracture Recovery Process

Not only do fractures cause intense pain and significant disruption to your life, but the rehabilitation journey can be lengthy and challenging depending on the severity and location of your injury.


Here at Get Right Physio, we have a line-up of stellar physiotherapists serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) & surrounding areas who are experts in helping those suffering from fractures recover as seamlessly and successfully as possible.


Get back in shape with our team by your side by arranging a meeting with one of our physiotherapists, who’ll work to alleviate your pain from a fracture, rebuild your strength to its former capacity, and regain your mobility.

What Are Fractures?

Commonly referred to as a broken bone, a fracture is a partial or complete break in a bone. Fractures result from substantial force making contact with the bone and are often caused by falls, sports, vehicle accidents, trauma, or overuse of a bone. 


Broken bones fall into two separate categories: open and closed fractures. Open fractures occur when the bone is visible through a wound in the skin, while closed fractures refer to broken bones that lie under intact skin. Ankles, wrists, arms, hips, and collarbones are the most routinely fractured body parts.

How Do We Use Physiotherapy to Treat Fractures?

Physiotherapy is usually among the final steps in a treatment plan for a fracture. Though surgery and the insertion of metal plates may sometimes be necessary, the affected area will almost always need to rest in a cast for several weeks or, in some cases, months. Your doctor will advise you when your injury is suitable for physiotherapy, and this is where Get Right Physio comes in.


For optimum results, it’s recommended to begin physiotherapy as soon as your doctor deems you fit for such a treatment. Before you start your programme, you’ll need to meet with one of our therapists, who will run a range of exams on the fracture to assess the range of motion, pain, swelling, strength, and flexibility.


Your therapist will then use these findings to design a plan of exercises and treatments that will allow for an effective and steady recovery from the fracture. The initial phase of physiotherapy sessions will focus on limiting pain and swelling while maintaining movement. As the bone heals, regaining its full function and strength will be a priority.


Physiotherapy for fractures works to accomplish the following objectives:


  • Promoting movement as early as possible
  • Easing pain and swelling
  • Enhancing the ability to bear weight
  • Restoring the full function of the bone

Benefits of After-Fracture Physiotherapy

With appropriate and adequate physiotherapy, it’s very much possible to recover fully from a fracture. Some of the other benefits of physiotherapy include the following:

  • Physiotherapy for fractures allows clients to speed up the rehabilitation process, helping them return to normal activities as quickly as possible. Without physiotherapy, the bone will likely take more time to fully heal, and you may suffer from weakened muscles and limited flexibility.
  • By implementing a series of practical exercises into your routine, you’ll gradually regain your independence, minimizing your reliance on others and reinstalling your confidence.
  • Not only does physiotherapy aid in the rehabilitation of a broken bone, but it also helps to prevent further complications that can occur as a result of a fracture. Some of these potential issues include blood clots, stiff joints, and the thinning of muscle mass.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideally, you should begin physiotherapy as quickly as possible after suffering a fracture, as early intervention often yields the best results. The timeframe looks a little different for each person, as some clients may first require surgery to realign the bone.

In most cases, physiotherapy can start once the fracture has been immobilized in a cast, and the types of exercises undertaken will change as the injury heals. You’ll likely receive advice from your doctor about when it’s safe to start physiotherapy sessions based on the nature and complexity of your fracture.

We offer physiotherapy services that deal with fractures in various settings, including houses and condos, hospitals, long-term care facilities and retirement homes.

Physiotherapy plays a vital role in reducing swelling after a fracture, and the techniques and treatments used during each session will help clients alleviate and manage pain. The likes of cold and hot therapies are often used to provide relief from both pain and swelling, which are complemented by manual exercises to rebuild strength and mobility, further reducing pain.

It’s imperative that you only begin a physiotherapy programme when your doctor and therapist feel it’s appropriate. As every fracture is unique, your timeline for physiotherapy will be specific to your needs. Beginning physiotherapy too soon could cause further damage to the bone, increasing the risk of re-injury.


Weight-bearing exercises work to increase your bone density, which will lower the possibility of another fracture. However, you must follow your therapist’s guidelines and avoid lifting weights beyond what your therapist recommends, as doing so can setback your recovery process and heighten the risk of re-injury.

With the help of physiotherapy, you may regain full function and mobility of a fractured bone within eight weeks, though it may take several months. As is often the case with injuries of this nature, it’s difficult to determine the duration of the recovery process.


Minor fractures in the wrist can heal in as little as six weeks, while the likes of femur fractures can take as long as six months to recuperate fully.

Treat Your Fracture With Physiotherapy Treatment Performed by Our Devoted Therapists

Fractures can be anything from a hairline crack to a complete break in the bone, and each type of fracture benefits from specifically designed physiotherapy programmes.


Clients at Get Right Physio will follow a customized recovery plan to restore full functionality and mobility of the fractured bone through a range of exercises used to increase the range of movement, improve strength, and develop flexibility.


Begin your journey to a full recovery today by booking a session with one of our experienced and knowledgeable physiotherapists.

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    Catherine Leslie
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    Korice Moir
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    Chito Wong
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    Ann Bank
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    Michael Falagario
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