International Journal of Physiology, Exercise and Physical Education

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

A practical physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation guide for the athlete with tibial stress fracture

Author(s):

Asma Islam

Abstract:
Introduction: Stress fracture is considered as an overuse mechanism where the partial or complete fracture occurs caused by an abnormal repeated loading exerted through a bone. It is common among physically active people, track and field athletes, dancers, and military persons. Tibial stress fracture comprises the most common among the other stress fracture. Conservative treatment is the usual way to manage stress fracture but, in some cases, surgical intervention may require. Although Physiotherapy management is an important area for the treatment and Rehabilitation of stress fracture often it is difficult for the Novice physiotherapist to apply the evidence-based treatment. Therefore the study was aimed to formulate a simple treatment guide, especially for novice physiotherapists. Method: Five good quality scholarly articles and two established treatment guidelines were used to formulate the guideline. An electronic search strategy was performed through Google, Google Scholar, Pedro, and Pub Med. The guideline was devised with simplicity so that it can easily be understood and applied by sports Physiotherapists. Conclusion: Diverse Physiotherapy treatment programs for the same condition impose a strong demand in the creation of standard treatment guidelines in order to standardize the management. Expert clinicians in different organizations can play a very important role in this regard.

Pages: 04-09  |  924 Views  415 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Asma Islam. A practical physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation guide for the athlete with tibial stress fracture. Int. J. Physiol. Exercise Phys. Educ. 2020;2(1):04-09.
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