Physiotherapy can sometimes start immediately after the fracture has been immobilised. Physiotherapy during fracture healing will concentrate on promoting healing, encouraging weight bearing (if appropriate), maintaining strength of weakened muscles, maintaining range of movement of the affected and surrounding joints & reducing pain & swelling
After your fracture has healed and / or your cast has been removed physiotherapy is continued until you have regained your full level of function. The aims of physiotherapy are to progress weight bearing activities, return to full function, return strength and full range of movement to muscles / joints, focus on sport-specific rehabilitation & optimise the range of movement at the affected joint