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Sports Therapy Programs: Knee Programs

 

Knee Programs:

 

Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome

 

PFPS may be caused by too much activity, poor alignment of your lower extremity, an injury, congenitally malformed bones either the patella (knee cap) the femur (thigh bone) or muscle weakness. Sometimes, the pain may persist due to a failure to heal from an injury.

 

Recovery can be greatly enhanced with proper physical therapy. The specialists at OPTM are experts in assessing the cause of your pain, although if you have a bony malformation, you will need a radiograph (x-ray) to determine the extent of your condition. Most people have dynamic issues which will respond to therapy.

 

We will perform an analysis of your muscle strength and range of motion, the dynamic control of your alignment and how you respond to motions specific to your activities.

 

Based upon the results of our analysis, you will receive a specific dynamic control exercise program and instructions regarding your activities. Recovery will take time and the more chronic or severe it is, the more time it will take. But, you can improve if you religiously perform your exercise program and follow the instructions of your therapist.

 

          

 

 

Lower Extremity Alignment Control Training

 

The alignment of your lower extremities can be the cause of many painful syndromes including your lower back, hips, knees and ankles. Many of these conditions have similar treatments as they may be the result of the same issue. Often, the cause is overlooked and the local pain is treated. This may have short term benefits, but the symptoms will return due to the failure to treat the cause.

 

 

We will perform an analysis of your muscle strength and range of motion, the dynamic control of your alignment and how you respond to motions specific to your activities. We will determine how your poor dynamic control contributes to your condition.

 

Based upon the results of our analysis, you will receive a specific dynamic control exercise program and instructions regarding your activities. Recovery will take time and the more chronic or severe it is, the more time it will take. But, you can improve if you religiously perform your exercise program and follow the instructions of your therapist.

 

 

Jumping, landing and cutting program

 

These activities are common to all running sports. They demand that an individual be able to generate a great amount of force in the hips and lower extremities in order to control the alignment of their lower extremities to help prevent injuries. Weakness of the hips, quadriceps and hamstrings impair the ability to absorb shock, distribute stress, maintain balance and quickly change directions. Adolescent females face an epidemic of these types of injuries, which may include ACL damage and anterior knee pain.

 

Our specialists are experts in the analysis of these movements and the evaluation will include range of motion tests, progressive strength movements, and specific coordination and agility activities. The test results will guide the creation of a specific exercise program unique to the individual. Exercises will improve the ability to absorb shock, diminish abnormal forces at the knee, improve balance and enhance one’s ability to change directions.

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WEB LINKS

 

OPTM You Tube Channel

 

Stop Sports Injuries

 

Sports Medicine Foundation – Go to “Programs” and chose “PEP  Program: ACL and lower extremity injury prevention program and then “Concussion Research”

 

Physioworks

 

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