I had a great time connecting with my PT on similar injuries and long term goals of getting strength and flexibility back. He was a great example to follow and very knowledgeable about my knee injury.
In the few weeks I’ve been having therapy for my knee (I opt not to have surgery done), I have relief in the stretches and exercises that I’ve been doing and it is very helpful. I wish I had looked into this years ago. My therapist was very thorough in each procedure.
I can’t believe I put off coming to PT for so long the little exercises and movements that I should’ve done before that I am doing now are making a huge impact on me every day. I am forever grateful for Jamie! Best physical therapist everrrrrr!!!
What’s Causing Your Knee Pain?
Almost everyone has experienced some type of knee pain, whether it’s caused by a sudden injury to the knee joint or due to repetitive stresses to the structures around the knee. When knee aggravation is present, it can significantly impact your ability to participate in daily activities and sport. It is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care. Knee pain can result from a myriad of structures around or inside the knee, and the key to its treatment is determining the source and the reason for the pain.
We’ve helped a variety of patients from runners with chronic knee pain to patients who underwent bilateral knee surgery.
Often knee pain can occur from repetitive stress to the structures around the knee and result in vague or “moving” symptoms around the front of the knee. This often results in pain significant enough to avoid aggravating activities or sports all together. Current research shows a strong correlation between knee pain and weakness in the hip musculature, along with the inability to maintain proper alignment of the leg during functional/sport activities. Common Conditions: Patellofemoral Syndrome, Tendonitis, Runner’s Knee, Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Sudden or acute injuries can include sprains, strains, or tears to the ligaments or tendons and these types of injuries usually result from trauma or impact to the knee joint or from quick movements during directional changes, twisting, or pivoting on your foot. Acute injuries typically cause a quick onset of pain accompanied by swelling, and can be diagnosed through clinical testing and imaging. Common Conditions: ACL or MCL Injuries
Why Physical Therapy
In any case, whether acute or chronic, incorporating physical therapy into your treatment regimen is essential when considering your long-term recovery. Physical therapy is proven to be successful in relieving pain and improving mobility for non-surgery, pre-surgery, and post-surgery patients. An ideal program will employ guided manual therapy and multimodal exercises to reduce pain and stiffness in the knee joint.
- Manual therapy: Increase mobility and tissue healing for irritated structures around the knee or structures preventing proper mechanics.
- Oriented muscle mobilizations called “joint glides” are performed manually on specific muscles and knee extensors to restore the full range of their movements.
- Custom exercises: Strengthening the quadriceps femoris, the primary muscle that supports the knee.
- Other modalities: Electrical stimulation may also be applied to reduce knee pain and increase quadriceps muscle strength with controlled contractions.
About Therapydia Kona
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Kona, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on knee treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
Tyler Patrick, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
and Physical Therapist
Stephanie Colasanti, PT, DPT