In short, a fracture and a break are the same thing. Sometimes, we characterize the impact to the bone as a fracture when it is less severe compared to when the bone is clearly in two pieces (break). The terminology, however, is used interchangeably.

Fracture causes

Repetitive stress (check out my previous blog on this topic)
Such as from running, dancing, and other hyperextension-based sports such as volleyball, cricket (fast bowling) and pole vaulting.
A direct blow or fall to the affected area
Low bone health/ density + trauma
In older populations or those affected by medications causing low bone density, plus a trip, slip or fall can cause a fracture in areas such as the hip, wrist, spine or ribs.

While sport is her passion, CSSM Physiotherapist Kelsey Thomas believes that creating solid foundations of strength and rehabilitation are key components in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, whether you work in an office or as an elite athlete. “Having participated in a fair few sports over the years it’s given me a better understanding of the demands the body can be put through, the movements required to succeed and the difficult task of taking time away from the sport you love when injured.”

Kelsey employs a hands-on approach when treating muscular pains and joint dysfunction, complementing treatment outcomes with modalities such as cupping, dry needling, trigger point therapy, and taping. “Shoulder joint issues really fascinate me because they can be unpredictable and complex. I really enjoy the process of breaking down why the injury has occurred in the first place and rehabilitating the joint structures.”

Away from work, Kelsey is an avid participator in rock climbing and has competed in both state and national events.

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