Physiotherapy for your knee at Oakville Physio
Our Oakville Physiotherapists see a wide variety of knee injuries daily. These include acute, chronic and traumatic injuries. More often than not, physiotherapy for the knee is the answer. With a traumatic injury such as a sprain to one of the major knee ligaments, our Oakville physiotherapy centre will use knee physio techniques to help you regain your range of motion, proprioception, and safely return you to your regular activities of daily living. If you are past the point of no return, check out our knee replacement blog from our lead physiotherapist Nate.
Common overuse knee injuries that our Oakville Physio team can assist with are patellar tendinitis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, osteoarthritis, and others. These injuries result from repetitive, abnormal forces placed on the knee and patella which cause inflammation, and degeneration of the protective cartilage covering the bones or micro-tears in the tendon. These abnormal forces can be caused by over-pronation of the feet during walking/running, and weakness in the stabilizing muscles of the core or pelvis. These knee conditions often affect manual labourers, runners, those starting a new activity program, if workout intensity or distances are increased too quickly, changing the surface you run on, or if you are using improper or worn-out footwear.
Patellofemoral Syndrome is a common injury our physios see in active kids. From skateboarders to hockey players, dancers and soccer players – it can affect any athlete. However, those who play sports on harder surfaces such as basketball or indoor soccer are the most susceptible to patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Suffering from chronic knee pain? Acupuncture in Oakville can help. Call today to book an appointment with Dr. Jenn. A combination of shockwave and acupuncture is usually what our chronic knee patients need.
With knee physio treatment, you will initially need to stop or limit the aggravating activity to give the tissues time to heal. Our Oakville physiotherapy centre will work to manage the inflammation to promote an optimum environment for healing through manual techniques, modalities and icing instructions. We will use manual knee physio techniques and a prescribed stretching program to decrease muscle tension, taking stress off the healing tissues. We will look at your feet, gait mechanics, the muscle activation/strength of your stability muscles in the core, pelvis, arch, and develop an appropriate exercise program to build strength and ingrain proper movement patterns. If needed, we can fit you for custom orthotics and give you advice on proper footwear to help prevent this condition from coming back. If you walk all day in non supportive shoes, this could be the cause of your knee pain and reeking havoc on the long term condition of your joints. If you need to wear dress shoes or heels, learn more about our custom shoe orthotic options before its too late.
Looking to book a physiotherapy for a knee condition ? Contact our Oakville physiotherapy centre today!