You’ve just spent 6-10 weeks immobilized in a cast or brace while your bone fracture heals. This rest period is critical to your recovery, naturally. In fact, your new bone will actually be stronger than your original bone if the appropriate steps are taken in your rehabilitation process.
However, while your bone knits itself back together, the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments weaken and stiffen.
This leaves you feeling tight and sore when the cast comes off and you start moving around again. It also leaves you open to additional injuries.
A weak leg is harder to balance on, which throws off your gait and creates lower back problems. A weak arm doesn’t lift as well, causing your shoulder to bear more weight and create stress in your neck muscles.
At SOPT, we create a specialized PT program for you to loosen and strengthen the soft tissues around your fracture, encouraging them to work correctly again so you can get back to your active life.