Fractures to the bones around the elbow are usually caused by a fall or forceful collision. Depending on the specific location and type of fracture, surgical intervention may be indicated. If surgery is required, Physical Therapy will typically begin 1 to 4 weeks following surgery, depending on the specific surgical intervention required. If surgery is not required, your Physician will determine when the best time is to begin Physical Therapy based on bone healing.
Whether you have surgery for your fracture or not, the Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your injury that will include range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises to improve mobility and strength in your elbow, wrist, hand and shoulder to allow you to return to normal daily activity. We will include manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching of the elbow and surrounding muscles to restore normal motion of the elbow, wrist, hand and shoulder. If necessary, your PT may elect to use modalities such as heat and/or ice to help reduce pain and ready the body for exercise.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!