Fractured Ankle


Rehabilitation following a fractured ankle.


Dancing at a stag night six months ago, left Mark with a fractured ankle. He came to H2O Physio to speed up his recovery with three aims in mind – driving, golf and badminton.

  •  Duration: 30 minutes
  •  Water Temperature: 31˚C
  •  Speed:kph, gradually increased to kph
  •  Depth: mm
  •  Resistance Jets: Not activated
  •  Direction: Forwards, backwards and sideways
  •  Number of Sessions: 14

At the time, Mark thought he’d just sprained his ankle but after a restless night, an agonising journey home from Newcastle and a visit to A&E, a fracture was confirmed.

He underwent surgery to pin the bone and was left with limited range of motion and unable to bend his knee. Climbing the stairs was extremely difficult and, as an IT consultant, Mark had to work from home lying on the sofa with his ankle propped up for weeks.

Walking on the Underwater Treadmill helped Mark to get moving and loosen up his ankle. The water decompressed the joint and reduced the load, which allowed Mark to strengthen the supporting muscles.

Sessions were then finished off with the cold and compression cuff, which reduced any swelling and inflammation.

Four months after the accident, Mark was back on the golf course.

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Optispine uses the latest and most advanced physiotherapy techniques and equipment, specifically designed to help people with back and joint problems.

Treatment starts with accurate diagnosis of the problem, followed by effective hands-on therapy to reduce pain and restore function as quickly as possible.

Alongside this, we are able to offer rehabilitation plans for a more long-term solution, including advanced hydrotherapy using underwater treadmills and a specialist 7-step programme.

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Foley House
Heath Mill Road

t. 01902 898256

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