How we treat
Knee pain can originate from trauma (eg a fall or a sports injury), or it can arise from a gradual process, through excess loading of knee joint tissues and cartilage.
Physiotherapists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of knee pain.
As Senior Physiotherapists, we have vast experience in helping clients successfully overcome their challenges with knee pain/stiffness/giving way, and restoring a high level of function.
Knee Pain is common, and can affect all ages and fitness levels.
This is a good reflection of our what our knee pain patients look like:
We combine both your description of your pain/symptoms with our clinical examination and special tests of your knee itself.
We will also assess your movement and walking style, aswell as assessment of your walking/running pattern and functional movements such as squats or climbing stairs.
We will assess your foot type, arch function etc and advise you on the most suitable type of footwear for your presentation.
Knee pain is most commonly treated with a combination of 'hands-on' treatment, and almost always with exercises. You will have a very important role in the treatment of your knee pain, as the supporting thigh muscles (quads) tend to become inhibited and weak very quickly in the presence of knee pain.
It is very important to strengthen these muscles to provide a good supportive base for the knee to function painfree.
Your exercise programme can be prescribed as a home based or gym based programme depending on your personal preference.
90% of those presenting to us with knee pain will never require further investigations eg xray or MRI, and only a small percentage (<5%) of clients will require onward referral to an orthopaedic surgeon. We will identify from the outset if any scans are indicated, and we will liase with your GP to ensure you have continuity of care.