The knee, a marvel of human anatomy, plays an indispensable role in nearly every activity we engage in, from a simple walk across a room to an intense run. But when knee pain strikes, even the most mundane tasks can become daunting challenges. At Next Step Physio & Concussion Clinic Edmonton, we understand the physical and emotional toll of knee pain, and our specialized Knee Pain Physiotherapy is designed to bring you back to your best.
The knee is one of the body’s most complex joints. It provides a wide range of motion, yet it must support much of our body weight. Over time, or due to specific incidents, various ailments can affect the knee. One of the prevalent sources of knee discomfort is arthritis, an inflammatory ailment that targets the joints, leading to pain, inflammation, and limited mobility.
Accidents, wear and tear, or even certain activities and sports can strain the knee’s intricate balance of cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. Sometimes, these factors can lead individuals to consider interventions like knee joint replacement. Rehabilitation post this procedure is vital to regain full function and motion.
Our physiotherapy program for knee pain at Next Step Physio Edmonton is a comprehensive approach that covers a spectrum of conditions, including arthritis and post-knee joint replacement rehabilitation. Our trained professionals employ a mix of hands-on techniques, exercises, and education to not only alleviate the pain but to restore function and prevent future injuries.
A thorough examination helps us understand the root cause of your knee pain and helps in a better understanding of the conditions. Based on the assessment, our therapists will design a personalized program. This might include manual therapy, exercises to strengthen surrounding muscles, and pain relief strategies. At Next Step, we believe in empowering our patients; by understanding the cause of the pain and how treatments work, they’re in a better position to manage and prevent future pain.
Surgery is a significant intervention, and the body needs time and support to heal. Knee replacement rehabilitation is crucial to ensure that the new joint integrates well and functions optimally. Our team at Next Step Physio provides guided, structured post-operative care designed to reduce swelling, help the joint harmonize with the implant, accelerate recovery, restore mobility, prevent falls, and ensure stable movement and the longevity of the surgical intervention.
Alleviation of Pain: Targeted exercises and techniques are designed to address the specific causes of pain, from muscle imbalances to joint issues.
Optimized Surgical Outcomes: Post-operative rehabilitation is pivotal in maximizing the function of the new joint and ensuring that the body effectively integrates with the prosthetic.
Enhanced Mobility: Hip pain can severely restrict movement. Physiotherapy exercises help restore the range of motion in the hip, allowing patients to walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs with greater ease and confidence.
Strength Building: After a hip replacement or during chronic hip pain episodes, the muscles around the hip joint may weaken. Rehabilitation focuses on strengthening these muscles, providing better support to the joint and reducing the risk of future injuries.
Fall Prevention: Especially after surgery or during episodes of severe hip pain, there’s an increased risk of falls due to instability. Physiotherapy reinforces balance and proprioception, thereby reducing the risk of falls.
Improved Posture and Alignment: Misalignment and poor posture can exacerbate hip pain. Physiotherapists provide guidance on proper alignment, which can reduce strain on the lower back and hip.
Psychological Well-being: Chronic pain or post-surgery recovery can take a toll on mental health. As mobility and function improve with physiotherapy, many patients experience boosted morale, confidence, and an overall improved outlook on life.
If knee pain has been holding you back, our specialized Knee Pain Physiotherapy might be the solution you’ve been seeking. Get back to doing what you love, with confidence and without pain. Reach out to us today and take the next step towards a healthier, more mobile life.
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Absolutely. While the treatment approach might differ for chronic pain, our tailored therapies can provide relief and improve function.
Yes, pre-operative physiotherapy can help strengthen the muscles around the knee, leading to a smoother post-operative recovery.