Fractured Femur


Fractured femur rehabilitation following a horse riding accident.


Karen fractured the neck of her femur, falling off a horse – an occupational hazard as she owns a livery yard. The bone required pinning and she arrived at H2O Physio three weeks post surgery. On crutches and finding it difficult to mobilise, Karen needed to rehabilitate and return to work as soon as possible.

  •  Hands-on physiotherapy: 15 mins
  •  Underwater treadmill: 30 mins
  •  Cryotherapy: 15 mins

Karen’s programme was centred around rebuilding muscle strength, following the operation and period of inactivity during her recuperation.

Sessions in the underwater treadmill allowed her to exercise in the safe, supportive environment that the water provided. As Karen progressed, the intensity of the training was boosted by gradually dropping the water-level and increasing the speed.

Step-up exercises in the wellness pool helped to strengthen her glutes and hip muscles as well as promoting healing and the union of the bone itself.

After just three sessions, Karen was off her crutches and after six sessions, she was almost fully recovered.

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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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t. 01902 898256

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