Reducing Recovery Time Methods After Ankle Fracture

Ankle fracture patients can confirm that the journey to recovery post-an ankle fracture can be daunting. At Apex Foot & Ankle Institute, Dr. Ryan M. Sherick’s focus is not only on providing exceptional surgical care but also on ensuring your rehabilitation process is efficient and effective, minimizing your downtime and getting you back on your feet, faster and stronger.

The Critical Weeks Post-Injury

Ankle fractures are complex and can significantly impact your mobility and quality of life. Post-surgical rehabilitation is a critical phase where proper guidance and treatment can make all the difference. At Apex, we understand that each individual’s recovery is as unique as their footprint, and we tailor our rehabilitation strategies accordingly.

Rehabilitation Methods by Dr. Sherick

  1. Controlled Ankle Movement (CAM) Boot: Initially, you may be placed in a CAM boot, which provides support and protects your ankle as it heals. This is usually the first step in your rehab journey at Apex Foot & Ankle.
  2. Physical Therapy: As you gain strength, our dedicated physical therapists work with you, employing evidence-based practices designed to restore flexibility, strength, and balance. Dr. Sherick goal is to ensure that you not only recover but also prevent future injuries.
  3. Gradual Weight-Bearing: Dr. Sherick guides you through a structured program that gradually increases weight-bearing activities, promoting healing and function.
  4. Custom Orthotics: For some, additional support in the form of custom orthotics may be necessary to aid the healing process and improve alignment.
  5. Advanced Modalities: Dr. Sherick harness the power of advanced modalities such as Shockwave Therapy, which can help accelerate the healing of bone and soft tissue.
  6. Home Exercise Programs: Your recovery continues at home with tailored exercises that complement your in-clinic therapy sessions.
  7. Patient Education: Dr. Sherick believes informed patients make the best recovery partners. He will spend time educating you on your condition, the healing process, and how to avoid future injuries.

Your Recovery, Our Commitment

With a state-of-the-art facility and a compassionate approach, we serve patients across the Conejo Valley and beyond. Dr. Sherick and the Apex team are committed to your total recovery, understanding the importance of returning to work, sports, and the activities you love.

Join Us at Apex Foot & Ankle Institute for Personalized Care and Proven Results

At Apex Foot & Ankle Institute, patient testimonials reflect the positive outcomes of their treatments. With heartfelt endorsements, individuals share stories of improved mobility, pain relief, and high satisfaction with the personalized care provided by Dr. Sherick.

If you’re navigating the road to recovery from an ankle fracture, you’re not alone. At Apex Foot & Ankle Institute, we’re with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to your triumphant return to daily life. Contact us or book online, and let’s take that first step towards recovery together.

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