On your first day of therapy, you will meet with a Physical Therapist to evaluate your post-surgical knee. This will include assessment of your surgical incision, any bandage changes per your doctor, assessment of swelling, and range of motion measurements. Following your evaluation, you will complete some exercises to start getting your knee moving and work on gentle strengthening.
Total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is a common surgical procedure. It consists of cutting away parts of damaged bone on your thigh bone, shin bone, and knee cap and replacing them with artificial parts. Your doctor will determine if you are a candidate based on a variety of different assessments such as your range of motion,
Following Total Knee Replacement, continuing therapy at home is very important. You will be given a home exercise program during your time in therapy to perform on days that you are not in clinic. These exercises help to reinforce the progress you make during therapy and allow you to progress to more difficult exercises while in clinic.
Dylan Lafrenz is a patient at our Cool Springs location in Franklin. Dylan is an athlete and likes to play football and lift weights. He had a minor meniscus injury that occurred in a football game, but finally tore it completely while squatting weights. The injury required Dylan to have meniscus surgery and has kept him from being active,
What is iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)?
Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS or IT band syndrome) is an overuse injury of the tissues causing inflammation at the outer part of thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint. Iliotibial band syndrome is more common with,
For Iliotibial Band Syndrome, the IT band is a ligament on the outside of the thigh that runs from the hip down to the outside of the knee. When the IT band is tight it may rub against the thigh bone with activity and cause irritation and inflammation. It is a common cause of knee pain.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is an overuse injury of the tissues causing inflammation at the outer part of thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint. Your Iliotibial Band is a thick tissue or fascia that runs along the outside of your thigh starting at the hip and running all the way down to the knee.
Jumper’s Knee, AKA patellar tendonitis, presents as persistent pain below the kneecap. Pain is first noticed with exercise, but as it progresses pain can continue after exercise as well. Jumper’s knee is an overuse injury often caused by an increase in exercise activity, being overweight, decreased lower extremity mobility and flexibility, or lower extremity muscular imbalance and weakness.
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,
Jumper’s Knee, also known as patellar tendonitis, presents as a sharp or persistent dull pain just inferior to the knee patella. The patellar “tendon” or ligament connects the inferior pole of the patella to the tibial tuberosity as the insertion point of the quadriceps muscles (rectus femoris, vastus medialis, and vastus lateralis). Pain over the tendon or ligament is often felt with activity but can persist after the period of activity as it worsens.