Fracture Healing at Mid Suffolk Physiotherapy

Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy (PMFT)

This is a pain free and non-invasive treatment which uses a pulsed magnetic field to create an electrical current, that attracts cells for the healing process. It does this by creating a better blood vessel network (angiogenesis) to get everything to the healing site more quickly. The treatment also reduces pain, inflammation and swelling. This was approved for use with fractures by the American FDA in 1979. As well as being used to speed up fracture healing, this treatment is also very effective for reducing pain and inflammation from other bone or soft tissue injuries.

Laser Therapy

A pain free and non-invasive treatment. This is an extremely powerful 5W laser which accelerates the rate at which bone producing cells function, improves blood supply, decreases inflammation and reduces pain. This is used for fracture healing and can penetrate a plaster cast with ease so there is no need for the plaster to be removed for treatment. You need to wear a pair of safety goggles to protect your eyes whilst the treatment is applied. It is also used to treat shingles and many soft tissue conditions.

The above treatments are generally used together for fracture healing. You can have up to 2 treatment sessions of each in a day, so if you are travelling a distance for the treatment, you can book a double session if appropriate for you.