Conditions Treated

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Empowering Function and Participation

At TraumaPhysio we help adults with a range of orthopaedic injuries including complex fractures, amputation, joint replacement, joint dislocation, post fusion surgery, ligamentous injuries, muscle damage and severe cartilage injury.

Traumatic orthopaedic injury can have a profound effect on an individual’s emotional well-being as well as their ability to continue with the activities that matter most to them. Our Trauma Physiotherapists identify the underlying causes of these problems and use an empowering approach to develop effective rehabilitation programmes to improve function, activity participation and well-being.

Conditions Treated

Complex fractures (prior to, during and following surgical stabilisation)

Complex fractures are often the result of motor vehicle accidents or falls from height and can result in fractures to multiple bones or many fractures to a single bone. Muscle and nerve trauma is also common and these types of injuries therefore require more careful management and recovery can be prolonged.

At TraumaPhysio we help clients prior to, during and following surgical stabilisation to enhance the outcome of their surgery, manage common symptoms (such as pain and oedema) and to rehabilitate from what can be life changing injuries.
Our approach is different to traditional orthopaedic rehabilitation and adopts more holistic behavioural techniques to empower clients in their rehabilitation. We focus on more than the limb and work with our clients to plan programmes that move beyond an impairment-based approach, to enable a return to meaningful, value-based activities.

Conditions Treated


TraumaPhysio are experienced in providing rehabilitation to individuals who have experienced limb loss. We help people to retain their independence through exercise prescription, adaptive equipment and recommendations for adaptive sport. Our physiotherapists also recognise the potential impact that adaptive movement techniques can have on the muscular and skeletal system and plan programmes and recommendations to reduce future complications such as arthritis.
Our treatment programmes primarily focus on rehabilitative training to develop the necessary range, strength, fitness and function to live independent meaningful lives. We also provide:

  • Liaison with limb fitting services.
  • Stump management.
  • Gait retraining.
  • Education regarding prosthetic limb usage.
  • Support for return to activities including sport.

Conditions Treated

Joint replacements

Joint damage and deterioration may mean that a replacement is the most appropriate treatment to manage pain and improve the client’s quality of life. TraumaPhysio are experienced in pre and post operative rehabilitation to ensure that the person is proactive in their recovery. We prescribe functional exercises, help people to manage pain, provide adaptive equipment and make recommendations for assistive devices to enable progress in their physical and emotional rehabilitation.

    Conditions Treated

    Joint dislocation

    Following joint dislocation it is important that appropriate exercises are provided to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. Joints can be partially or full dislocated and can be associated with fractures as well as tendon, ligament and muscular tears. A trauma physiotherapist would commonly prescribe strengthening exercise to help to stabilise the joint and enable improved stability during activities.

    Conditions Treated

    Post-fusion surgery

    Post fusion, rehabilitation will concentrate on maximising controlled range of movement in joints above and below. Maximising muscular function in the area helps ensure return to activities as soon as possible, whilst helping with shock absorbency and support of the surrounding area and minimising any maladaptive movement patterns.

    Conditions Treated

    Ligamentous injuries (conservatively managed or following reconstructive surgery)

    Stability is the main concern following a ligamentous injury. Depending on the extent of the damage and the medical management, a period of immobility and use of bracing may be necessary to give the ligaments time to recover and prevent excessive movement at a joint. Appropriate muscle activation to perform that stabilising role begins as soon as possible, gradually working within pain limits through joint range of movement and adding weight as able.

    Conditions Treated

    Muscle tears and trauma

    Depending on the extent of trauma and medical management approach to any tears, rehabilitation involves gradual return to loading of the muscle in question. The physiotherapist will concentrate on gaining full range of movement and strength to help the client achieve their goals and where possible resume their favourite activities.

    Conditions Treated

    Severe cartilage injury

    After a severe cartilage injury, pain, swelling, loss of range of movement and reduced muscle strength tend to be the main problems. Treatment would normally concentrate on pain management and gentle restoration of movement in the affected joint whilst maximising muscle strength which will support the joint reducing the effects of any higher impact activities. Any joint that has sustained an injury will normally also require proprioceptive training to limit the risk of further injury at a later date.


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