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The knee is very similar to the elbow in regards to our anatomy and movements. Often time, because of poor muscular stability in the pelvis and feet, we tend to overload our knees or put excessive torsional forces through them, which can lead to ligamentous and meniscal damage. People will often complain of catching/locking or “giving way” in the knee, which may be indicative of a ligamentous or meniscal injury. People also develop impairments in the way their knee cap (patella) glides on the femur, causing pain in the front of the knee with deeper closed-chain knee bending movements (like squatting, kneeling, going up/down stairs, etc).  Your Physical Therapist can help you differentiate the cause of your knee pain, let you know if you should see your physician to have imaging done, and help get you back on the road to recovery.

Common Injuries

  • Strains/Sprains

  • Ligament Tears (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)

  • Meniscal Tears

  • Fracture

  • Arthritis

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

  • Tendonitis

  • Bursitis

  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease

How Can PT Help?

  • Joint Mobilizations

  • Soft Tissue and Fascial Release/Mobilization

  • Postural Re-Training

  • Individualized Exercise Programs

  • Modalities (heat, ice, TENS unit, ultrasound)

  • Functional Dry Needling

  • Muscular and Joint Facilitative Taping

  • Gait Mechanics

  • Aquatic Therapy

  • Orthotics Screening and Fitting

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