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A fracture is a cracking or breakage in a bone in our skeletal system.
The bone fracture can be a complete fracture or a partial fracture, and other variations are with
fractures with dislocations, translocations, impacted, open or closed.
- Complete fractures
refers to fracture that results in two or more different bony pieces.
- Partial fractures refers to an
incomplete fractures eg a crack.
- Fractured bones with dislocations, translocations or impacted
means that the broken bone had broken completely and moved in position.
- Open fractures refer to the fractured part/bone having
pierced the skin and exposed to the open; closed fractures refers to fractured bones
that have not punctured the skin surface (are under the skin/structures).
Most of the time, fractures are caused by a sudden trauma or forces that causes loads, stresses or pressurizes the bone more than it can load.
- motor-vehicle accidents
- falls especially falling from height
- direct collision in sports
- objects hitting a person (eg branch breaking and falling on a body part)
– such as
trauma from motorvehicle accidents or falls.
The most commonly fractured areas
What our physiotherapists, hand therapists and sports massage
therapists can do for you
Following a bone fracture, the patient will first be managed/treated by a
doctor, who will request for an X-ray before he or she decides on management option, be it conservative (no surgery) or surgery required.
Surgery or not depends on:
- severity of the fracture
- location of the fracture
- age of the patient
- activity level of the patient
- pain experience
management of fractured/broken bones can be done with immobilization with casting or
splinting (customized splinting is done for you by a senior hand therapist).
Six weeks later or when its medically stable (the managing doctor will advise), then only it’s orthopedically safe to begin therapy, mobilization and active range of
motion exercise therapy with senior physiotherapists and hand therapists.
Our senior physiotherapists and senior hand therapists will plan a rehabilitation program factoring the patient’s pain, activity levels, needs and lifestyle.
Using techniques including specific
exercises and general fitness programs, therapy goals is to
senior physiotherapists can offer advice about positioning of the injured body part/site as well as
teach specific exercises to prevent muscles wasting and to prevent stiff joints while
still in plaster.
We can also help the patient in sourcing and the appropriate
use of crutches and other supportive devices.
Fractures Hand Therapy
The hand therapist often manages and treats fractures to hand, wrist
Where appropriate and required, they may also determine to fabricate customized made-to-measure splints for patients who
needs the splint for immobilization or supported-movement purposes.
Sports Massage Therapy
Sports massage and deep tissue release massage therapy can be particularly
- loosen scar adhesions in a controlled manner
- release tight muscle knots (also known as myofascial trigger points)
- stimulate circulation and blood flow following prolonged bed rest
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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