Over the course of their lifetime, many people will experience knee pain and dysfunction. Arthritis, ligament and tendon damage, and osteoarthritis are common culprits. However, traumatic injury also can be a factor.
As a complex collection of fibrocartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, the knee endures the shocks of daily living, but is also vulnerable to athletic injury.
Common knee conditions include:
In fact, many people have night pain, swelling, loss of balance and strength which need to be investigated, as they could be leading indicators of further issues. Orthology providers can evaluate and treat many of these problems very effectively.
The comprehensive approach used by Orthology providers encompasses nonsurgical treatments that relieve pain, promote healing and prevent future injuries. They excel in customized treatment plans that are designed to increase your strength, restore your range of motion and alleviate pain.
Treatment begins with gaining a thorough understanding of the source of your pain, a clear diagnosis, and a personalized plan for getting you back to doing what you love. Trying to return to athletic activities? No problem. Orthology providers will even provide you a time‐frame for your return.
Because they employ a hands-on approach and begin treatment at your very first appointment, you should feel relief or increased function quickly. You’ll also likely experience improved performance from your knee.
At the outset of care, your medical and physical history is assessed along with other lifestyle factors (such as the type of injury, age, sport, and other needs). With this information, Orthology providers are able to develop a custom care plan that fits your goals.
Employing soft tissue work on muscles, tendons, fascia; joint mobilization including anterior, posterior, rotational glides and tibiofemoral distraction; muscle strengthening for quadriceps, adductors, hamstrings, gluteals and calves; your provider will utilize Orthology’s research‐based approach to get you on the path to recovery. And while non‐invasive treatments can often prevent or postpone surgery, they recognize that everyone is different.
Expect that your care will take anywhere from 4 to 8 visits and you will leave with the resources you need to help prevent further issues.
Our expert Orthology providers work one-on-one with every patient to ensure their treatment goals are met. Therapy programs are continually reassessed to monitor changes and improvements in your condition. In addition to intensive hands-on treatment received in Orthology practices, they integrate these therapeutic techniques into your daily life and provide you with a roadmap to follow for optimal recovery.
They believe the path to recovery is an active process. Therefore, Orthology providers ensure they provide you with the tools you need, such as at-home exercises and treatment related information, in order to continually improve and remain healthy outside their practices. This creates a results-driven attitude that accelerates your healing, promotes healthy living and prevents re-injury or future injury.