Hip Fracture Physiotherapy

Hip fracture is a serious condition in the elderly that can mean the end of their independence. Many patients end up in residential care and develop serious life threatening complications due to inactivity. These complications include pneumonia, bed sores, blood clots, urinary tract infections, confusion and contractures.

Some common causes of hip fracture are:
  • Poor Balance
  • Falls
  • Osteoporosis ( disease in which bones become weak and easily fracture)
  • Aging
  • Life style ( smoking, drinking, inactivity)
  • Medications
  • Other illnesses
Our Program includes:
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    Exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use and maintain range of motion
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    Activities to improve strength, mobility, walking, and balance
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    Assistance with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting
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    Gait (walking) training with walking aids that promote independence
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    Patient and family education on condition, recourses & appropriate equipment
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    Recommendations for home environment modification to improve safety.
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    Pain management
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    Involvement in community support groups