The dreaded knee injury. Many athletes cringe at the thought of torn ligaments in the knee. But the surrounding parts of the knee can impact knee injuries: thighs, knee joint, patellofemoral joint, quads and the upper shin. You know how it is…the knee bone is connected to the shin bone…it works as a unit. We’ll focus on alleviating the knee pain you’re experiencing and suggest therapy to get you competing again.

The Inside Scoop on ACL Tears

The evolution of sports has proved to be a fascinating and often amusing combination of creativity, science and hype.  From the lightest of high-tech equipment to the craziest of celebrations, the world of athletics is changing every year. In the minds of those involved in sports, some aspects remain the same.  One of those constants […]

Knee Therapy: Sports’ Best Kept Secret

One of the most common questions that I’m asked is:  “With a sports-related injury, when do I use ice and when should I apply heat?” ICE THERAPY the best kept secret in sports medicine, period! All the fancy machines and cool rehab techniques may get all the hype.  But if you ask the elite athletes […]

Knee Therapy

A knee therapy and treatment plan will depend upon the cause of the knee injury and pain. As a result, it is critical that you fully understand the nature of your injury and the symptoms before starting a therapy program. Normally, a treatment plan to reduce pain and restore function will focus on rest, ice […]

Knee Joint Injuries

The knee joint is a complex system of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. These all work together in concert to create flexibility, stability and movement. Each part of the knee needs to perform for the knee to function. While there are four bones that come together at the knee, it is only the thigh bone […]

Quad Strengthening to Prevent Knee Injuries

If you want to keep your knees happy, make your quadriceps (quads) a top priority.  The good news is this…the goal of having healthier and stronger quads may not be as difficult as you might think! Leg strengthening and preventative knee care are of great concern for today’s athletes. Knee injuries represent approximately 51% of […]

Chondromalacia of the Patella Tendon

Chondromalacia, known as “Runner’s Knee”, is one of the most common sources of knee pain for athletes over 20 years old.  The patella injury involves the patellofemoral joint, where the patella (kneecap) and the femur (thigh bone) interact. Chondromalacia is the pathology that takes place when the articular cartilage on the back of the kneecap […]