Shoulder Fractures

Fractures in the shoulder occur for a variety of reasons, but typically from a fall onto the shoulder itself. The goal with fracture management is to provide a safe position for the bone to heal while maintaining range of motion of the joint above and below the fracture. At times, plates and screws may be needed to stabilize the bones.  The surgery will cause swelling and injured tissues, which will result in pain, decreased range of motion, and weakness in the shoulder.

How our physiotherapists can help

Physiotherapy plays a very important role in the rehabilitation of a shoulder fracture.  We will work closely with you and your physician to make sure your fracture is protected while it heals. As the bone heals, we will gradually help you restore your range of motion, relieve pain, soothe aching muscles and improve your strength.  The goal of physiotherapy is to return you to normal activities and to help you reduce your risk of falling again. Book an appointment today to learn more how we can help you after a fracture!