Knee Pain Physical Therapy

Knee Pain

The knee is considered to be a complex joint that is formed by the articulation between the femur and tibia. It has a knee cap or the patella that enables the quadriceps to function more efficiently. The joint consists of bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage that can be subject to injury or wear and tear. The joint is also capable of influencing the hip and the foot and ankle joints.

 

SYMPTOMS

Pain

Disability

Swelling

Sensation of giving out

Decreased mobility

Difficulty while ascending and descending stairs

 

CONDITIONS COMMONLY SEEN

Medial/Lateral collateral ligament sprain

Quadriceps/hamstrings strain

ACL injury

Patellar tendonitis

Patellofemoral pain

Osteoarthritis

 

PT MANAGEMENT

RICE

Strength and conditioning of the core and lower extremities

Activity modification

Improving joint& soft tissue flexibility

 

What does your physical therapist do?

First things first. As a physical therapist I want to ensure that you feel at home when you walk in through my doors. Your trust is important for the success of the physical therapy program tailored to your needs. Eventually I would like to maintain a good therapeutic alliance to ensure future service, if need be. Here is the typical approach:

  1. Listen to you carefully to find out what exactly is impacting your present condition.
  2. Provide comprehensive assessment using a biopsychosocial approach- physical, psychological and social/vocational components.
  3. Arrive at a hypothetical diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan based on the physician’s recommendation, if any.
  4. Provide treatment in a safe and effective manner utilizing hands-on approach/manual therapy, exercises and movement re-education. I may use E-stim and therapeutic ultrasound as an adjunct to facilitate the healing process.
  5. Communicate with your physician about the present progress and any changes in your condition.
  6. Ultimately the goal is to optimize movement, recover function and enhance performance to help you return safely to what you like doing.

Victor Physical Therapy

8523 Madison Ave, Suite D

Indianapolis, IN 46227

Ph: 317-893-4091

Fax: 317-893-4020

Email: victorpt121@gmail.com

Clinic Hours[Flexible Upon Request]

Sunday         Closed

Monday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday       9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday           9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday       Closed