Sick of suffering Knee Pain? Our Osteopaths and Exercise Physiologists can Help.
Knee pain can range anywhere from a slight dull ache to extremely debilitating where even weight bearing and walking is difficult. Many of the structures of the knee are commonly injured, These structures can include ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, cartilage, bursa, meniscus, fat pad, etc.
Knee pain occurs for a variety of reasons. Repetitive strain and direct trauma are the most common causes. Poor hip and/or poor foot and ankle mechanics often lead to knee pain and injury. With so many structures that can be involved and so many causes, accurate diagnosis is essential in treating knee injuries and preventing them from reoccurring.
Common knee injuries that present at our Sports & Spinal Albury Wodonga are:
- Patellofemoral tracking dysfunction
- Runner’s knee/iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome
- Meniscal strain/tear
- Fat pad impingement
- Ligament sprain/rupture, such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Tendonitis, such as patella and biceps femoris (hamstrings)
- Osgood Schlatters
Osteopaths are trained to look at the body holistically and thus looking at all these other contributing areas is something that comes naturally to us. Treatment will aim to improve not only the function of the knee joint but also addressing the other areas that may be increasing the stress on the knee. We believe that treating the problem AND it’s underlying cause is the best way to restore healthy joint function.
What to expect in your consult?
Your initial consultation will involve a comprehensive assessment where we ascertain your relevant past history, including previous injuries and medical history, followed by a physical exam to determine not only the diagnosis but also find the root cause of your problem. This will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be formulated to accommodate your needs.
The treatment itself will vary from individual to individual, but will often include a combination of hands on therapies, dry needling, taping, advice, exercise prescription as well as other options.
Osteopaths are covered by most Private Health insurance schemes. To be sure you are covered please consult your insurance policy. We have HICAPs facilities available for those with Private Health so you can automatically claim your treatment and only have to pay the gap.
No referral is necessary to come to our clinic.
Osteopaths like to be thorough and hence our consults tend to take half an hour on average.
It is advised that you arrive between 5 and 10 minutes prior to your initial consult as you are required to fill out a new patient and informed consent forms before treatment can commence.