So what can we do about it? Well, the first step is always to conduct a thorough and detailed assessment of the condition. Physiotherapists are the right people for the job and our Physio’s at Excel are very experienced in movement science, joint and muscle testing and forming provisional diagnoses. They will then discuss this with you, your GP and specialist if necessary.
What are the key treatments and exercise for knee problems? There is no one size fits all approach. Manual therapy with soft tissue massage and muscle release, mobilisation of the knee cap and knee joint and dry needling are very effective for restoring range of motion, as well as decreasing pain and discomfort. In all cases, a combination of strengthening, stretching and stabilising exercises is essential. Exercises often encompass a focus on strengthening the hip and foot, as well as retraining balance and movement patterns.