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Knee Pain

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your knee
  • Sore knee
  • Stiff knee
  • Swelling around the knee
  • Unstable knee
  • Difficulty walking, running, twisting
  • Pain when going up stairs, squatting, lunging

We can help! Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries, bone injuries or conditions, and sub-optimal biomechanics. Physiotherapy has been shown to be extremely beneficial for knee injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

Common conditions we treat include

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Meniscal injuries
  • Jumper’s knee (Patella Tendinopathy)
  • Housemaid’s knee (Prepatella bursitis)
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
  • Fat pad impingement
  • Arthritis
  • Pre and post knee surgery rehabilitation

Causes

Acute knee injuries result from twisting, landing from a great height, trauma from a fall or contact sports such as rugby and martial arts. Depending on your mechanism of injury, your ligaments, bones and meniscus can be injured. The most common ligament injury is to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).

Repetitive and overuse knee injuries are common in runners, hikers, jumpers, gym goers, basketballers and volleyballers. Optimal lower limb biomechanics is important factor in the knee. A sub-optimal landing strategy (dynamic valgus) can put extra stress on the knee, resulting in knee pain. Foot posture and a change in footwear can also affect lower limb biomechanics, which can contribute to knee pain. Your physiotherapist at Body Rhythm Physiotherapy will carry out a thorough assessment to analyse the contributing factors for your knee pain and establish an accurate diagnosis.

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Treatment

Once a diagnosis is established, we will provide you with the correct advice, education and hands on treatment to assist you in your treatment of your shoulder pain.

We offer a range of treatment options depending on your particular complaint and goals, consisting of:

  • Postural improvements or re-training
  • Muscle/soft tissue therapy – Trigger point release, myofascial release, massage
  • Dry needling/Acupuncture
  • Joint mobilisation/ manipulation
  • Taping
  • Rehabilitation, strengthening and education programs
  • Pilates