Jane (pseudonym) fractured the second, third and fourth metatarsals (Lis Franc injury) of her right foot while windsurfing. She required surgery to stabilize the fractures, and rehabilitation began just a few days later. At first, Jane was not able to weight bear and was only able to walk very short distances with two crutches. Muscle strength in her lower leg was reduced (3/5 manual muscle testing), there was decreased range of motion in her metatarsophalangeal (big toe) joint and all forefoot stretching was accompanied by intense pain.
In the video above, Jane underwent internal fixation surgery after breaking her right foot bone in a windsurfing accident. In order to facilitate a quicker return to daily life and exercise after surgery, physiotherapy was commenced.