Knee pain is a common problem that can affect people of any age. There are many causes of knee joint pain that require treatment and physiotherapy. These include injury (such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage), medical conditions (including arthritis, gout and infections), being overweight, or just daily life. Turning in the wrong direction, over use, carrying things incorrectly, or that are too heavy, can all be a cause of knee pain. Even simple wear and tear from walking, bending, standing, lifting and especially pivoting could be a cause of knee pain. Often, life-long runners will eventually experience some sort of knee pain.
Pains in the knee that require treatment can originate from any part of the knee that compromises the knee joint (femur, tibia, fibula), the kneecap (patella) or the ligaments, tendons and cartilage (meniscus) of the knee. Knee pain can also be triggered by other problems (such as a foot, calf or thigh injury).
While some conditions may go away on their own, certain knee injuries require the care of specialists to provide treatment and correction to help ensure that your knee is less prone to injury. This is why strengthening the muscles around the knee, using good technique and form, and visiting BPC are great ways to ensure your knee and those muscles around them stay strong and healthy.
BPC’s 4 step process was established by our team of expert physiotherapists to best guide you through a successful recovery while empowering patients to take charge of their health through our personalized exercise program.
The first step in recovering is to take away instant pain. We will use our state of the art machines including ultra sound, laser and shockwave machines to take away your discomfort and pain that your muscles are experiencing. This will then allow your body the ability to relax, to be able to get back to its full function.
Using manual therapy, our therapists will use their ‘hands on’ clinical massage to loosen and improve the mobility of the joints, soft tissues and nerves. This will unbind your tense muscles and eventually provide the mobility leading to increased range of motion.
Once your muscles are loosened, our therapists will work on increasing your range of motion which will allow the no longer painful joint or muscle to extend closer to its full range. Doing this with our therapists involves moving in the correct direction, speed and technique to prevent any further complications. While you get stronger, it will lead to our recovery phase of exercising.
To complete the process, we will work on the correct form technique, and exercises with you to make sure that your pains and complications do not return, so that you can live a healthier and happier life, physically and mentally, spending more time with your loved ones.
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