Your physical therapist will use information from the initial questions and tests along with his or her observations to accurately detect the cause of your knee condition. Often, knee conditions are not caused directly by injury in the knees themselves, but from issues in other parts of the body (such as poor mobility in the feet/ankles or weak muscles in the hips). This fact makes it tricky for non-physical therapists to diagnose and treat knee conditions.
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Are you preparing for knee surgery such as total knee arthroplasty/knee replacement? Knee physical therapy can help you recover from your surgery sooner. Numerous research studies prove that knee physical therapy speeds up the rehabilitation process from knee surgery. One of the most recent studies, involving 1,043 knee replacement patients, reveals that preoperative physical therapy significantly reduces recovery time post-operation. This means that if you’re preparing for knee surgery, you should consider pre-operative knee physical therapy in addition to post-operative physical therapy for the quickest recovery possible.
When you see a physical therapist, who specializes in knee conditions, you are in the care of an expert who knows everything there is to know about the knees. Physical therapists are certified healthcare professionals who can determine the cause of your knee troubles and give you the best type of treatment available to heal your knees.
Yes. In many cases, patients can get relief by simply strengthening some muscles in their body, while adjusting how they perform certain activities so they do not overstress their aching knee or hip joints. A lot of times they need “hands-on” care with a specially trained therapist to help get the joint moving or decompressing it.