After suffering extreme pain due to a back sprain for 10 days, Matt was able to pinpoint the problem area immediately. From the first visit with, ultrasound, electrical impulses, deep massage and stretching, I was feeling relief immediately. Never before have I actually looked forward to going to physio! Matt, thank you for your magic hands.

Monique Gustafson, Langley BC

KNEE PHYSIOTHERAPY

Knee pain is extremely common and can arise from numerous factors. An accurate diagnosis and a proper recovery strategy is necessary to provide the knee physiotherapy services which will lead to your recovery. Physical therapy for knee injuries varies considerably depending on an accurate diagnosis.

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CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN

Many factors can contribute to the development of knee pain. Often it is not a single factor but a combination of the following:

  • Ligament sprain/tear
  • Muscle strain
  • Meniscal injury
  • Bone conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Osgood Shclatters
  • Biomechanical dysfunction
  • High impact activities (e.g. running and sports)
  • Weak muscles or muscle imbalances
  • Replacement surgery

SYMPTOMS TYPICALLY INCLUDE:

  • Inability to bear weight on knee
  • Warm sensations and redness
  • Stiffness and swelling
  • Instability and weakness (giving way)
  • Inability to straighten or bend knee
  • Crunching or popping noises

HOW OUR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS HELP

Our professionals are trained to effectively provide physiotherapy for knee pain and injuries, through physical assessments and a full-scale rehabilitation program. This program is tailored to the unique injury and symptoms of the individual.

KNEE PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Hands-on manual therapy techniques to promote range of motion and correct alignment
  • Strength exercises to increase joint stability
  • Stretching exercises to maintain the range of motion
  • Balance training to improve joint proprioception and coordination
  • Education on modification of sports and activities
  • Modalities and ultrasound for pain control and reduced swelling
  • IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) for chronic conditions and muscle shortening

YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST WILL:

  • Assess and determine the cause of your symptoms, injury or condition
  • Screen out serious conditions requiring medical follow-up
  • Examine strength and movement of your knee
  • Apply special tests to isolate the problem
  • Perform hands-on therapeutic mobilization and manipulation
  • Prescribe exercise specifically to treat the anatomical structures that are damaged or degenerated

In most cases, full recovery is a lengthy process that can take weeks or months of knee physiotherapy. We will provide you with a projected recovery timeline after your first assessment and treatment.

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PARTNERS IN YOUR CARE...

  • Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia
  • AFCI
  • Canadian Physiotherapy Association
  • K Taping International Academy
  • K Taping International Academy
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