Physiotherapy

Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Our experienced physiotherapists have a special interest in the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of all your knee injuries and conditions. We offer a range of treatments that are tailored to meet your individual needs so we can help you get back on track quickly and safely.

Knee pain is a common issue in athletes and the general population. Affecting up to 25% of adults, it is the third most reported musculoskeletal injury after backs and shoulders.

It is often due to either some kind of trauma, an acute injury which has overloaded the joint causing ligament or cartilage damage, or a wear and tear injury that has occurred over time. 

If this is not the case, it is usually due to the knee being loaded in a way that it is not supposed to be and therefore is under stress. Stress on the knee can occur when there is a dysfunction coming from higher up in the hip/back or lower down in the ankle/foot.

 

Common conditions

  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Bakers Cyst
  • Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) syndrome
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Hamstring muscle strains and tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Medial and lateral ligament sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Ilio-tibial band (ITB) syndrome
  • Quadriceps tendinopathy/tendinitis
  • Osgood Schlatter’s disease
  • Referred pain from the hip or back

Please check out our patient resources page to discover more detailed information on some of these

  • How Physiotherapy can help you return to sport and daily activities pain free.
  • After examining and diagnosing, depending on the issue, our physiotherapists can provide treatments to help relieve pain and design exercises to assist recovery and help prevent re-injury. Most knee pain quickly resolves with the correct treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Strapping or bracing to keep you active 
  • Inflammation and swelling reduction
  • Modification of activity and education
  • Gait and running assessments
  • Manual techniques and exercises to increase your range of motion
  • Tailored exercises to increase strength and stability
  • Soft tissue release
  • Trigger point and Dry needling
  • Rehabilitation post-surgery
  • Pre-habilitation for those about to undergo surgery
  • Individual or Group Knee and Hip Exercise Classes

Knee pain and injuries cause high disability and lower your quality of life no matter your activity level- from the athlete to the more sedentary. They can be a major cause of frustration and can prevent you from doing basic daily activities and the sports you love. 

It is important to ascertain the correct diagnosis and receive an individualised action plan from one of our physiotherapists. 

Get started by booking a knee assessment today.