Upon your visit to our clinic we will evaluate the cause of your knee pain. On your second visit to physical therapy, you will be given, and go over a home exercise plan (HEP) with your therapist to reduce knee pain. Because you will only spend between 2-3 hours in the clinic a week,
Knee pain is a common ailment that can happen to almost anyone at any age. It can range from mild to severe. Knowing the cause of the knee pain can help a person seek the appropriate treatment in the clinic. First understand that you can seek physical therapy through direct access (without a doctor prescription).
Stratton Lovvorn is a Unionville high school basketball player at Community High School. His knee pain brought him to Physical Therapy. “When sharp knee pain kept me from playing my best at high school basketball, I knew it was time to get my knee looked at and fixed.” Stratton’s doctor said to try physical therapy for a month to see if it would help.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be frustrating and life-altering. It is, however, important to quickly address knee pain. The knee is a complex joint between the bones of the upper and lower leg. It allows the leg to bend and provides stability to support the weight of the body.
At home care for iliopsoas injury can be just as important if not more important than in clinic therapy. On the days that you are not attending therapy in the clinic you will be assigned a series of exercises to perform at home. These will likely be some of the same activities that you are performing in clinic during your PT sessions.
Following your referral to Elite Physical therapy you will receive a thorough evaluation to test the strength and mobility of your iliopsoas muscle. This will also involve some questioning from your therapist regarding activities that may aggravate your symptoms or what types of activities relieve your symptoms. Following your evaluation you will be assigned a specific set of exercises to target the iliopsoas and surrounding musculature.
I suffered several months with hip pain suspected to be dysfunction of my Iliopsoas. I was even to the point that the pain in my hip would wake me up at night if I rolled on to it. I “babied” it by cutting out my exercise routine and over the counter anti-inflammatory. Lucky for me,
The iliopsoas is comprised of several muscles that function synergistically in the hip joint. The uppermost muscles being the psoas major/minor muscles arises from the sides of the lumbar vertebrae and intervertebral discs and the iliacus lies flat on the inner surface of the iliac bone or the winged shaped portion of your pelvis.
Meet Linda Palmer and read her story of knee pain. Linda was a patient at Cool Springs location recently. She was participating in a country line dancing class when she injured her left knee. Two days later she was walking her dog when she became tangled up in the leash and was pulled down by her pup,