Knee pain is common and can affect people of all ages from adolescence to twilight years. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common conditions that affects the knee. Problems at the hip above and the foot and ankle below influence the knee joint. It can be affected by trauma or age related wear and tear and osteoarthritis.
A thorough examination is conducted on every patient. Structural deficits, restrictions, as well as muscle weakness and imbalances are identified. X-rays and State of the art Ultrasound technology are used for diagnosis of knee problems. Advanced imaging techniques such as MRI can be used for further assessment.
Ultrasound guided techniques can relief knee joint related pain. PRP (platelet rich plasma) is a new, promising technique that seeks to promote joint cartilage regeneration. PRP Prolotherapy technique is used in advanced cases for rejuvenating and strengthening of the knee supporting ligaments. Prolotherapy injections are used for rejuvenating and strengthening of the knee supporting ligaments. Stabilization of the knee ligaments decreases stress on the knee joint, decreasing wear and tear related inflammation and pain.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy( OMT) is utilized during every physician encounter as needed for correction of leg joint restrictions. These include foot and ankle restrictions that can transfer more stress to the knee. State of the art personalized one-on-one physical therapy is conducted to address restrictions, correct imbalances and promote strength of the supporting lower limb muscles. SpineForce is a revolutionary tool that is used to facilitate rehabilitation and allow for independent exercise during and after the corrective treatment phase. It’s oscillating platform allows protected low impact knee motion that strengthens with minimal stress. Private and small exclusive therapeutic Yoga classes are prescribed for further gentle strengthening of the lower body.
NOTE: Yoga program is typically instituted after completion of the physical therapy and rehabilitation program, but can be used as a first line treatment for more deconditioned and arthritic clients. It is used in conjunction with SpineForce for continued improvement of postural balance, conditioning, and strength.