Knee Pain

The knee joint plays a major role in weight bearing mobility. Proper range of motion and strength allow for:

  • Ascending and descending stairs
  • Smooth transitioning to and from sitting
  • Comfortable lifting to and from the floor

Changes in knee function can be painful and limit daily functioning. Chronic knee pain may affect sitting, standing and functional mobility.

Our staff is professionally trained to deal with knee pain. Whether due to a sports injury or an arthritic condition, we will provide a thorough evaluation followed by prompt therapeutic treatment. We will discuss changes in function and work to develop goals along with you.

Treatment

Modalities

A variety of modalities (treatment tools) may be used to assist with pain relief and tissue healing:

  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Low level laser
  • Iontophoresis
  • Electrical stimulation

Flexibility

Our therapists help to restore motion of the knee joint while optimizing function, muscle flexibility and joint range of motion.

Strengthening

As a component of the physical therapy session, the therapist will work to ensure the proper strength ratios of the hamstrings to quadriceps to ensure proper joint function. AIM Physical Therapy utilizes state-of-the-art strengthening equipment in a quiet, calm atmosphere. In addition, the therapist may recommend home exercises so that the patient can continue to work as an integral team member to gain independence and return to function.