Professional Physical Therapy Inc.
4612 South Harvard Avenue, Suite B
Tulsa, OK 74135
Setting The Standard in Physical Therapy
These are common diagnoses that you may hear from your doctor. Knee pain may be the result of trauma, but often manifests from problems at the foot and hip.
Our therapist will be able to evaluate the entire lower extremity and develop a program that will reduce the knee pain and prevent recurrence.
Therapy may include:
Strengthening: Strengthening of weak muscles around the hip, knee and ankle will improve postural alignment and joint mechanics.
Stretching: Appropriate stretching techniques to increase the length of shortened muscles will reduce strain on the knee joint.
Balance Training: Balance is an important aspect of knee rehabilitation. Your ability to maintain postural control and react quickly reduces risk of strain or injury to the knee joint.
Muscle re-education: It is not only important for your muscles to be strong, but that the muscles are recruited at the appropriate time. Your therapy may include treatments using surface biofeedback that monitors the muscle contraction around the knee and assists in proper muscle contractions.
McConnell taping: Taping techniques can be useful tools in the rehab of knees. Tape can be used to unload painful soft tissue, correct faulty alignment of the kneecap and facilitate muscle contraction.
Anti-inflammatory measures: Ice packs and clinical modalities such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound can be utilized to reduce inflammation.
Patient education: Understanding posture and movement patterns can reduce the aggravating factors.
Manual therapy: A hands on treatment approach to improve joint alignment and decrease the various stresses on the body before exercising.