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Alpine Physical Therapy
Three Locations
In North, South, and Downtown Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
Ph: 406-251-2323
Fax: 406-251-2999

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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I have been wearing a static progressive splint on my elbow for three months and have only gained 25 degrees range of motion. I would like to gain at least 20 degrees more range but am discouraged as in the past two weeks my progress has been very slow. Is it possible to gain more range at this point?

Yes, it is possible to gain range of motion for up to a year after the injury. The largest gains will be seen in the first three months, but with proper use of your splint and a well-guided stretching program supervised by a physical or occupational therapist, you will continue to progress. You can discuss with your physician or therapist the best protocol to use at this point in your rehabilitation. There are many choices that vary in the length of time you wear your splint and the extent of the stretch force applied.


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