On your first visit to physical therapy, you will undergo a full evaluation to determine any limitations in range of motion, any areas of muscle weakness, and any exercise, squatting, jumping, or running abnormalities contributing to your diagnosis of jumper’s knee. After your evaluation, your physical therapist will provide you with a plan of care with targeted strengthening and stretching exercises to address any areas of need, and education of the best way to modify your activity to promote healing.
Your time in physical therapy may look like the following:
- 8-minute bicycle ride to warm up musculature and prepare for exercise.
- Leg and lower leg sustained stretching for mobility.
- Therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen muscles of the lower leg, foot, and ankle.
- Soft tissue mobilization to the knee, as well as any other lower extremity musculature that have become tight and overactive.
- Electrical stimulation (similar to TENS) with an ice pack to help with pain relief and manage inflammation.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.
If you are experiencing any kind of knee pain or have been diagnosed with Jumper’s Knee or patellar tendonitis, contact us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022