Knee Pain

Knee pain doesn’t have to be caused by anything happening in the joint at all. The knee is the largest joint in the body and it is affected by mechanics of the hip joint above and the ankle joint below. A physical therapist looks at the biomechanics of your entire body to evaluate where the root cause of the movement issue is coming from.

How can physical therapy help?

Physical therapy treatment of knee pain involves evaluating the hip and ankle and looking at both postural alignment and dynamic movement such as running and walking. Proper diagnosis will then allow your physical therapist to educate you on appropriate footwear, sitting and standing posture and strengthening exercises.

Patello-Femoral Pain

PFP is a really common complaint. Knee pain occurs in women 2:1 compared to men. Part of the reason for this is the female lower body alignment. Common complaints of pain are with prolonged sitting, moving from sitting to standing, or pain with squatting or going up and down stairs.