What are Past Fractures and Trauma Injuries?
Past fractures and trauma refer to injuries and damage that occurred to the bones and tissues in the past, often resulting from accidents, falls, or other traumatic incidents.
Symptoms of Past Fractures and Trauma Injuries
Common symptoms associated with past fractures and trauma include persistent pain, reduced range of motion, swelling, stiffness, and, in some cases, visible deformities. You may also have difficulty performing certain activities due to the lingering effects of the injury.
If you are noticing symptoms of pain or stiffness caused by past fractures or trauma injuries, make an appointment with a UPMC physiotherapist today. No referral is required. View our list of locations below for physiotherapy services close to home.
How are Past Factures and Trauma Injuries Diagnosed?
Diagnosing past fractures and trauma involves a comprehensive approach. A GP may begin by gathering your medical history, conducting a thorough physical examination, and utilising imaging studies such as X-rays to assess bone alignment and detect fractures. In more complex cases, CT scans or MRIs may be employed to provide detailed images of bones, soft tissues, and ligaments.
Physiotherapy for Past Fractures and Trauma Injuries
Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation of past fractures and trauma. Tailored physiotherapy programmes may include exercises to improve strength and flexibility, manual therapy to enhance joint mobility, and strategies to manage pain. The goal is to optimise recovery, restore functionality, and minimise long-term effects of the previous injuries.
If you've experienced past fractures or trauma that you feel may be impacting upon your day to movement or restricting your ability to exercise and move without pain, physiotherapy interventions may improve your quality of life.
UPMC Physiotherapy Locations
If you are seeking physiotherapy services for a fracture or trauma injury, contact us at one of the following UPMC locations to schedule an appointment. No referral is required.
- Physiotherapy in Kilkenny at UPMC Aut Even Hospital. Tel: 056-7775226
- Physiotherapy in Waterford at UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at the SETU Arena. Tel: 051-376827
- Physiotherapy in Limerick at UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at TUS Moylish Campus. Tel: 061-531312
- Physiotherapy in Tipperary at UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at TUS Thurles Campus. Tel: 0504-84027
- Physiotherapy in Mayo at UPMC Institute for Health, Connacht GAA Center of Excellence. Tel: 094-9288871
- Physiotherapy in Dublin at Sports Medicine at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic. Tel: 01-5262030
Make an Appointment
You do not need a referral to make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. To schedule an appointment with UPMC Physiotherapy Services, please contact us at one of the locations listed above.