Correct rehabilitation and strengthening of knee injuries is vital in the recovery process to achieve optimal goals. Here at Premium Physiotherapy we have advanced additional training in the assessment and treatment of the injured knee. ACL Rehabilitation programs, treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and the management of Osgood Schlatter Disease in the younger athlete are just some of the conditions catered using physiotherapy.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries. It accounts for approximately 25% of all knee injuries and occurs in both sporting and sedentary people.
The diagnosis covers a range of symptoms around, under or behind the kneecap due to poor biomechanical loading of structures in the area. Typically, patients complain of pain with running / walking, negotiating stairs, squatting and after periods of prolonged knee flexion such as sitting.
Osgood Schlatters Disease is a knee pain condition which occurs during childhood. It is an overuse injury and occurs when a repetitive traction force on the tibial tuberosity (the bony point below the knee) disrupts the immature bone. This results in pain and inflammation at the tibial tuberosity where the patella tendon attaches.
This condition commonly occurs during the adolescent growth spurt and with activities involving strong repetitive quadriceps muscle contractions such as jumping and running during volleyball, basketball, netball, soccer and football.