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Hip Fractures

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by | Oct 2, 2021

Hip Fracture Rehabilitation In Dublin, Ireland 

Hip fractures are the most common injury seen in older adults. They usually occur due to a fall and can result in pain, stiffness, loss of mobility. The physiotherapy team at Dublin Physio & Chiropractic is here to help you get back on your feet! We offer treatments for hip fractures that will relieve pain and regain mobility so that you can return to your life as soon as possible.

We Help People With Hip Fractures In Dublin, Ireland 

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At Dublin Physio & Chiropractic we have a team of experts that specialize in orthopedic and neurological conditions, including providing an optimal recovery program from hip fractures. All of our treatment options are drug-free, non-surgical interventions, and are tailored to you.

We offer a range of evidence-based innovative treatment options – including physiotherapy, laser therapy, spinal decompression, and joint traction, intrinsic core strengthening, and manual therapy (spinal adjustments and manipulations). We will get you walking and running pain-free and feeling stronger than ever.

What Causes Pain After A Hip Fracture Repair?

Pain is commonly experienced after surgery to repair a hip fracture, this is due to inflammation as your body works to form new bone at the site of the fracture. But the pain may be the result of damage to other tissues during surgery – for example, skin and muscle. It is also common to experience swelling at the surgical site.

Why Is Physiotherapy Important After A Hip Fracture?

Your physiotherapist will work with you to show you the best ways to move that won’t cause pain. Our treatment options are individualized, depending on your hip fracture type and the severity of the injury. We use a variety of treatments including education, exercise therapy, manual techniques (manipulation), taping interventions, soft tissue release techniques, acupuncture, and advice on hip protection.

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What Are The Benefits Of Physiotherapy Treatment?

It is important to get back into your daily routines as soon as possible, physiotherapy can help you do that! Our treatments will increase blood flow around the injured area which helps form new bone cells. Blood supply also brings nutrients to muscles and tissue which helps promote healing and reduces pain.

You will regain your strength, ability to move about with ease, and return to daily activities such as bathing or getting dressed on your own. You’ll also build up muscle around the injured area which makes it stronger and more stable – reducing the risk of further fractures in the future!

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Post Hip Fracture

At Dublin Physio & Chiropractic our team are experts in treating orthopedic problems. Our physiotherapists will work with you to reduce pain and swelling, improve your range of motion, and get your hip stronger so you can get back to the things you love the most.

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to our physiotherapy recovery program for hip fractures. Each treatment protocol is tailored to your specific condition and injury, as determined by a thorough assessment from the physiotherapist.

Our Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Program

Our physiotherapy rehabilitation programs are goal-orientated. We will discuss your rehabilitation goals with you during your initial consultation. Usually, when it comes to hip fracture recovery, many of our patients first want to move pain-free, without swelling and stiffness. This can be achieved through manual therapy – like joint mobilizations and gentle exercises.

Hip Fracture Physiotherpy

They also want to feel stronger and walk without aid (i.e a walker or crutch). Patients may also want the scar to appear less red and obvious – your physiotherapy can also use scar management techniques and teach them to you so you can do them at home so you have a smooth and barely visible scar.

Our physiotherapists use a combination of manual therapy an individually tailored exercise program to improve strength, coordination, balance, and endurance to prevent any future falls or fractures.

Core Strengthening After A Hip Fracture

It is so important to strengthen the core after a hip fracture because it will help with walking and balance. It will also reduce the risk of further fractures in the future!

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Core exercises should be done at least twice a day after surgery, you can start by doing them lying down then progress to standing or sitting on an exercise ball which has been shown to improve core strength more than using gym equipment such as a static bike.

Book Your Physiotherapy Appointment Today

Our physiotherapists at Dublin Physio & Chiropractic are experts in hip fracture rehabilitation and will guide you through the process, teach you how to move with ease, reduce pain and swelling, improve range of motion, increase strength around your hip area so you can get back to doing the things you love! Call us today on (01) 254 4800. 

References 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1488757/

[2] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16113706/

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