WHAT IS KNEE PAIN?
the main types of knee pain
what can you do about your knee pain?
exercises for knee pain
What is Physical Therapy?
- Physical therapists are trained, licensed specialists who help individuals develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function. Physical therapists specialize in helping restore flexibility and strength to the knees and legs to allow you to move normally and enjoy your life, pain free. Discuss with your doctor if physical therapy is a good option for your knee pain.
- Medical research has shown physical therapy to be an effective treatment with positive long term outcomes for patients with knee pain. A successful treatment plan consists of the following: hands-on therapy, an exercise program, posture & body mechanics training, and modalities (cold/heat, ultrasound electrical stimulation).
Physical therapists are trained to apply specialized, hands-on techniques that help relax tight muscles and restore joint movement of the lower extremities.
A patient-specific exercise program focusing on mobility and strength will be designed to help you return to your optimal daily activity and quality of life.
Physical therapists are experts at movement analysis. Your physical therapist will help you improve gait and body mechanics for your daily activities.
Cold/heat, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation are used to decrease pain and relax the muscles.