Improve Strength, Stability and Mobility while eliminating Pain
We know how much knee pain can affect your life, so if that’s you, contact us to see how we can get you back to doing what you love.
As sports physiotherapists, knees make up the majority of our caseload, so you know you’ll be seeing someone with plenty of experience! We love treating your knee injury and knee pain at Fixio Sports Physio and Pain Solutions.
The knee joint requires elements of strength, stability, mobility and balance to operate effectively. The main weight bearing joint which hinges as our knee bends and straightens, the tibiofemoral joint, which presents with approximately half of the issues in knees with pain behind or on the sides of the knee. The kneecap joint, (patellofemoral joint) makes up the other half, with pain starting in the front of the knee. Both of these joints need to be working with correct muscle balance for the knee to be painfree and working well.
As the knee sits between the hip and the ankle, the integrity of both of these joints is crucial in maintaining knee function. Often, people present with knee pain, yet a hip or ankle “problem”, meaning the solution is to fix the hip or ankle and the knee pain will go away. Fixio Sports Physio Dee Why physiotherapist's are highly trained in both the diagnosis and expert treatment of knee joint injuries.
These may be traumatic, such as a fall during sport or leisure such as skiing, something as simple as tripping over at home, or a work related injury. Knee joints also suffer from overloading the knee in an inefficient manner, such as kneecap maltracking issues, osteoarthritis or ITB overloading.
When you come to see us, we will do everything we know possible to calm your knee pain down, then build it back up for full, long-term function.
ACL PHYSIO REHABILITATION EXPERTISE
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are a relatively common occurrence in the sporting population. Whether surgery is undertaken or not, scientific data show that physiotherapist-guided rehabilitation is the most important part of the recovery process. The optimal management of an ACL rupture can be debated; a decision on whether to have surgery or to follow non-surgical management is usually made based on:
- The age of the patient
- Instability: at rest and during movement
- A meniscus tear at the same time
- Other associated knee injuries (commonly medial cruciate ligament (MCL) sprain)
- The patient’s desire to return to sports involving jumping and pivoting
- The patient’s occupation (e.g. fireman versus desk based)
At Fixio Sports Physio we follow an outcome based rehabilitation protocol. This means that the patient is given definitive guidelines and milestones that they are aiming for and that rehab can be progressed along quite quickly if the patient manages to pass all of the testing.
If you have an old ACL injury or a new one, Our Northern Beaches Physios at Fixio will be able to assess the extent of damage and develop a program that will suit your needs and return you to what you love doing.
Common Knee Injuries Treated Include:
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
- Meniscal Tears
- Medial Ligament (MCL) Sprain
- Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
- Patellar Tendinopathy/Tendonitis
- Quadriceps Tendinopathy/Tendinitis
- Illiotibial Band (ITB) Friction Syndrome
- Hamstring Muscle Strains; Tears
- Calf Muscle Strain
- Quadricep Muscle Strain
- Baker’s Cyst
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Kneecap Pain)
- Patella Tracking Issues
- Jumper’s Knee
- Osgood Schlatter's Disease
- Runner’s Knee
- Chondromalacia Patella