The knee joint requires elements of strength, stability, mobility and balance to operate effectively. It is essentially 2 joints in one. The main weight bearing joint, the tibio-femoral joint, and the kneecap joint, the patella-femoral joint. Both of these joints need to be working in harmony to achieve optimal knee function. As the knee sits between the hip and the ankle, the integrity of these joints is vital in maintaining knee function and vice versa. Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy physiotherapist's are highly trained in the diagnosis and expert intervention of knee joint injuries. These may be traumatic, such as a fall during sport, a trip and stumble around the house, or a jolt or slip at work. Knee joints also suffer from the wear and tear type symptoms, such as patellar tracking issues, osteoarthritis, baker’s cysts and ITB friction syndrome.
Following thorough examination and questioning regarding you knee injury, we will implement a short and long term physiotherapy plan to help your knee recover. Usually, the short term plan involves symptom relief, such as taping, massage, dry needling, icing, strapping and sometimes crutches. Once the knee joint is ready to take the loading, we initiate the longer term plan which involves strengthening the joint to maintain and improve current function and to reduce the possibility of aggravation. Our therapists also excel at post-operative management of all your knee surgeries. Contact us to find out more about knee physiotherapy in Essendon, Blackburn South and North Melbourne.