Fractures are common among all ages of the population. Most often the force through the bone is in a location or angle that exposes a weakness sin the bone that allows the fracture.
Treatment includes ROM, stretching and strengthening of the affected area. Physical therapy is especially important when the fracture occurs in the spine or legs as these areas require strength to perform daily activities. Fracture rehabilitation is also especially important in the aging population and in your returning to sports. Both require conditioning to return to their prior level of activity to avoid risk of falls and risk of rein-jury respectively.