Knee is absolutely paramount to our ability to function in our day-to-day lives. It plays a vital role in exercising and keeping fit. It is difficult to think of an exercise or sport that doesn’t involve the knee joint. One of the main reasons for that is its pivotal function in the weight-bearing chain that also includes our ankle, hip and spine. When we walk, run, jump or even cycle we rely on the knee to transfer our body weight.
The knee is also very important as it helps to adjust our body position in anticipation for a certain movement or activity. For example, when we run the knee bends and straightens to allow a harmonious flow and movements of the body and propel ourselves forward towards our fitness goals. Imagine what would happen if we lost the ability to move or bend the knee when we run. The simple answer is we wouldn’t be able to run altogether. In fact, we would even find walking extremely difficult and dreadful.
There is a huge number of injuries or conditions that can affect the knee. These include the more common problems such as meniscus tears and runners knee as well as the less common ones such as cruciate ligaments tears and prepatellar bursistis. When a physiotherapist treats any knee injury they must always consider the whole weight-bearing chain and not just the knee as an isolated joint. It is very common for a foot problem such as over-pronation to cause pain and disability around the knee especially in runners. At BodyFit physiotherapists are trained at assessing the whole mechanism and considering the big picture. We focus on the very origin of your injury, not merely on its symptoms. This ensures effective and long-lasting recovery so you can go back and participate in your favourite fitness activity or sport without having to worry about how your knee will respond to it.
We understand how frustrating it is for you to take time off your fitness routine to nurse your knee injury while you watch your hard-earned fitness disappear. Therefore, we work with you focusing on your goals and getting you back into action as soon as safely possible.
To ensure that you always get the best of what is available in physiotherapy our physiotherapists regularly undergo professional development courses and review the latest clinic studies. This enables our team to deliver the most up-to-date effective treatment to you. We will not waste your time on treatment that doesn’t work. Instead, whenever possible we will use rehabilitation methods that have been proven to work in clinical and medical trials.
If you are still unsure if we can help you please call us to book in for a FREE no-obligation physiotherapy assessment so one of our physiotherapists can tell you if and how we can find a solution to your knee pain.