Knee / Hip Pain

Knee/Hip Conditions

Patients with knee or hip conditions, such as osteoarthritis, frequently suffer from joint pain, stiffness, and impaired mobility. In these cases, rehabilitative therapy can effectively address the underlying physical issues responsible for these symptoms, such as muscle weakness or joint instability, while simultaneously providing pain relief. Rehabilitative therapy encompasses exercises designed to enhance joint strength and range of motion, as well as manual therapies like massage or joint mobilization. The effectiveness of rehabilitative therapy is approved by numerous studies and systemic reviews published in the “Journal of Physical Therapy Science” and “Annals of Internal Medicine”, and other medical journals.

However, given that knee or hip conditions often become chronic, patients may require ongoing maintenance therapy to effectively manage their symptoms and prevent further joint damage. Maintenance therapy for knee or hip conditions involves exercises to sustain joint flexibility and strength, coupled with education regarding proper body mechanics to prevent symptom exacerbation. This is further confirmed by a randomized controlled trial published in the “Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery” that comprises a 12-week course of physiotherapy. This trial proved that maintenance therapy including manual therapy and exercise results in significant improvements in pain, function, and quality of life in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Additionally, patients may derive benefits from ongoing pain management strategies, such as hot/cold therapy or assistive devices like knee braces, which can substantially enhance their pain control and overall quality of life.

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Physical therapists are using the handle to the patient knee to check for pain.
What we offer

Getting you back in shape.

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Myofascial Release

MFR is a 2 hands on technique. The therapist uses her hands to sink deeply into the body, feel for tension or restriction and using therapeutic pressure 

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Functional Manual Therapy and Postural Restoration

An approach integrating Manual therapy, Therapeutic exercise and Functional Movement as well as patient education.

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Flexible and Functional Orthotics

PRI Orthotics are shoe inserts that change the mechanics of the feet and lower extremity to correct foot function.

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Benefits of Acupuncture with Physical Therapy

Comprehensive evaluation of your body. Pain management. Naturally stimulate biomedical changes


Laser and Winback Therapy

The term Laser is the acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission
of Radiation.


Kinesio Taping

Athletes often make use of taping as a protective mechanism in the presence of an existing injury.

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