Based on the observation of the therapists of ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ, the most common type of fracture is a distal radius fracture. It occurs when a patient stretches their hand out to catch themselves in a fall. The treatment provided will depend upon the type of fracture.
Profysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ for functionality
A variety of physical therapy options are available at ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ that have proven effective in addressing fractures of all types and in returning the joint to normal functionality once sutures and casts have been removed. Recovery doesn’t end once the fracture has healed.
Patients can experience occasional pain for up to a year following a fracture. Residual stiffness and difficulty performing some activities can last for up to two years. ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ are aware that with high energy fractures that occur in those over the age of 50, or as a result of vehicle accidents and sports-related activities, disability can last for years if not rehabilitated appropriately.
The extended periods of immobilization required for a wrist fracture often result in shortened muscles and loss of independence. Patients may complain of numbness caused by nerve-related issues. Pain is a primary consideration of the therapists of ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ when patients attempt to move joints that have been inactive.
Multiple techniques employed by ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ
At ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ, therapeutic modalities are customized to the individual and designed to ease pain at every stage of recovery and rehabilitation. Therapies restore a full range of motion and maintain mobility. Treatment and management plans are modified accordingly as the patient’s abilities progress.
Under the supervision of the clinicians of ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ, specialized exercises for strengthening and stretching help restore a full range of motion and involve the entire hand and wrist area, along with the forearm and shoulder, for maximum effect. The exercises help build strength and grip gradually. Pain can be addressed with methods that include electrical stimulation.
ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ also provide electrotherapy that is meant to keep soft tissues healthy and mobile when the patient isn’t able to move on their own. It’s an effective means of pain relief and helps return function when casts are removed. Ultrasound therapy may also be used to stimulate soft tissue for the relief of inflammation and pain. The benefits of massage therapy from ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ are well known for relaxing tense muscles and relieving pain. Physical therapists use the therapy to ease the residual pain in healed wrist fractures and keep soft tissues pliable. Dry needling, the Western cousin of acupuncture, releases tension and eases the pain to facilitate movement and function. It’s effective for soft tissues and nerve issues.
When the physician’s responsibility ends, ProFysio Physical Therapy, Holmdel, NJ begins as a means to address patient complaints of pain and to facilitate ease of movement. In-office methods and a prescription of at-home exercises build strength, returns joints to their pre-injury condition and teaches patients how to avoid future injuries.