Unfortunately falls are a common consequence of horse riding, and broken bones and serious soft tissue injury can result from a nasty fall.
It is not uncommon for patients to suffer from muscle weakness and loss of joint range following fractures, particularly if surgery has been required to set the broken bone(s).
Following surgery to repair ligament or other soft tissue damage, an extensive rehabilitation program is required to ensure that optimal recovery is achieved. Pre-habilitation (rehabilitation before a patient undergoes surgery) is often recommended to help reduce recovery time following surgery.
Physiotherapists work closely with surgeons to ensure the best possible outcome post injury or surgery.