Physical Therapy for Knee Pain
Knee pain, while common, can be treated effectively with physical therapy interventions. The CDC reports that approximately 25% of Americans have experienced some level of knee pain, which makes many daily activities such as running, walking, getting up from a chair and playing sports challenging.
Causes of Knee Pain
- Patellar tendinitis
- Meniscus tear
- Ligament injuries (ACL)
- Patellofemoral pain
- Direct trauma
How We Treat Knee Pain
Symptoms of knee pain can include swelling, weakness, decreased flexibility, difficulty walking, or instability. A physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation aimed at determining the underlying cause of your knee pain and will create a customized program to address your needs. Services for knee pain may include:
- Strengthening exercises
- Endurance exercises
- Modalities to relieve pain (electrical stimulation, heat, ice, ultrasound)
- Manual therapy
- Dry Needling
*Services are not available at all locations. Call or click the location page near you for that center’s services.
What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.