There are lots of effective treatments that our practitioners at Back in Balance can offer people with knee pain.
Assessment of knee pain:
The first and most important thing for us is to take the time to hear your story and pain experience in your own words. We want to know how the pain began, how the pain feels to you, how it impacts on all aspects of your life, and what your goals are, so we can help you get back doing what you love. We will also screen to ensure your knee pain isn’t caused by serious health problems.
Following this we will conduct a comprehensive examination. This will usually involve looking at where you hurt, how sensitive your knee is to touch, move, and load. We will look at the mobility of your knee, your ability to relax the knee muscles, as well as assessing the strength and endurance of your lower limb muscles.
Treatment of knee pain:
Based on all the information from the examination we will explain to you in simple language the factors that are contributing to your pain, and discuss the best treatment options available to you.
If your pain is acute (sudden onset), the key is to help you to get comfortable and moving as this helps with recovery. We will also identify the factors that caused the knee pain and make a plan to prevent it in the future. If you have had a traumatic onset to knee pain we can assess you to determine whether you need a scan or not.
If your pain is persistent (longer than 6-12 weeks), we will work out a plan with you to help you take control of your pain and get back to living based on your goals. We are interested in coaching people to develop confidence to exercise and engage in regular physical activity.
Treatment often involves learning to relax tense muscles, regaining joint mobility if restricted, a graduated strengthening exercise program, and a plan to get you physically active based on your preference. It’s really important to get you fit, confident and strong as this results in pain relief and increased functional capacity.
We will identify your goals and ensure the treatment plan is directed towards these. For some people this process may take 2-3 sessions, however for long term problems this may take up to 7-10 sessions over a 3-4 month period.
At Back in Balance, we are not interested in ongoing band-aid treatments for your pain. We know that the best approach to management is to help you understand why you have pain and what can be done about it, to put you back in control, moving more, and living life again.
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– Emma Rosanne
The hands on treatment and rehab exercises have been invaluable and have sped up my recovery time. He really takes the time to explain body mechanics and healing, with a very encouraging and positive approach. I no longer need crutches or any kind of foot support. I’m really looking forward to resuming my varied fitness regime again.
– Hels Bells
I have been suffering with my back on and off for years now due to spending large portions of my working day hunched over fixing bikes. A friend recommended I go see Josh. I’d never seen an osteo before but i’m so glad I went.
My back has been so much better while at work, not just from the treatments but all the advice I was given about how to hold myself at work and exercises I can do when the pain starts. This was great value and well worth the money! Thank you
– Jasper Davies
Was treated by Josh for my low back pain which has now gone, also he made some suggestions for my diet which has really helped my dry skin. Highly recommend, very knowledgeable
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