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Knee Pain

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Physiotherapy for knee pain/ injuries.

More than 1 million sports related injuries occur in Australia each year and 12% of these involve the knee.

The knee joint is one of the largest joints in the human body, therefore, susceptible to traumatic and overuse injuries resulting in knee pain.

It is vital to conduct a thorough assessment of the knee joint to make an accurate diagnosis from reported symptoms. Following your assessment our physiotherapists will develop an individualised treatment plan.

Common knee injuries.

  • ACL & PCL tears
  • MCL & LCL tears
  • Meniscal injury
  • Patella dislocation
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Tendon tears

Common causes and mechanisms of injury.

  • Sports-related
  • Cutting, pivoting or single leg landing
  • Twisting the knee when the foot is planted or landing on one foot
  • Trauma to the knee from direct force
  • Everyday causes
  • Slipping on wet surfaces
  • Direct force to the knee
  • Falling onto the knee

When should you consult our physiotherapists?

  • Pain and swelling around the knee
  • Loss of full range of motion
  • Difficulty straightening and locking the knee
  • Tenderness along the joint line
  • Discomfort while walking
  • Problems weight bearing
  • Clicking or popping sounds
  • Giving way of the knee or feeling of instability
  • Signs of infection, including fever, redness and/or warmth
  • Injury causing deformity to the joint
  • Difficulty using the leg for daily living activities

Physiotherapy treatment for knee pain/injuries.

We will make an accurate diagnosis of your injury or condition to treat your knee injury.

Your diagnosis assessment will involve medical imaging techniques (X-Ray, Ultrasound, MRI) or specific tests designed to identify the isolated cause of pain. 

Following your assessment, we will provide an individualised treatment pathway tailored to your needs and goals. This treatment pathway will implement a series of phases and milestones throughout your rehabilitation. 

Acute Phase

The acute phase consists of soft treatment modalities and extensive manual therapy to subdue pain and minimise swelling to prepare the knee joint for the next phase of rehabilitation.

Regain Range of Motion (ROM)

Regaining ROM is the key component to the fluidity of movement. Our physiotherapists provide manual therapy techniques and a structured home exercise program to normalise knee joint movement.

Strengthening phase  

To begin strengthening your knee and returning it to its regular daily function, we will host your physiotherapy consult sessions in our gym. The focus of these sessions is to strengthen the surrounding musculature by teaching and adjusting critical exercises in combination with patients’ home exercise program.

Goal-specific training  Patients will have access to sport/ activity-specific analysis (gait/running analysis, neuromuscular control assessments etc.) to help achieve their goal of returning to sport or their previous level of function.

With a patient-specific rehabilitation program, our physiotherapists will ensure all the boxes are ticked at numerous milestones to get you back onto the sporting field or out and about.

Physio Professionals are committed to your health and wellbeing.

We will give you the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome.