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Total Knee Surgery – “How Often Should I Go to Physical Therapy?”

Total Knee Surgery – “How Often Should I Go to Physical Therapy?”

If you’ve just had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, or you’re preparing to have it, you might be wondering how often you should be going to physical therapy for your post-surgery treatments.

In this video, I’ll give you some guidelines for deciding how often you should be attending PT after surgery, and I’ll also try to stretch your thinking a bit on this question…

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Total Knee Surgery – “Should My PT Massage My Knee?”

Total Knee Surgery – “Should My PT Massage My Knee?”

Although I don’t actually get this question very often from my total knee clients, I sure think about it a lot!

If you’ve had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, you might be wondering what A+ care looks like… for example, what if you were a professional athlete?

In this case, would you be getting more “hands-on” care from your PT, such as massage-based techniques to help reduce your pain and swelling, and to help optimize healing?

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Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – Simple Tip for Full Knee Extension

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Surgery – Simple Tip for Full Knee Extension

If you’ve recently had Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, achieving full knee extension can be very challenging and often painful!

In this video, I’ll share a simple tip with you that will help you achieve full knee extension without any added pain or discomfort.

This tip is particularly useful if you’re at least 3-4 weeks post-surgery, although you can start implementing immediately after surgery as well.

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Knee Pain Treatment at Home

Knee Pain Treatment at Home

In this video, I’m going to explain how to treat knee pain at home, with a focus on the most common cause of knee pain, which is patello-femoral joint pain (PFJ pain).

Successful treatment of knee pain can be broken down into 3 phases.

In phase 1, you want to focus on reducing your knee pain. This can include several treatment options, including the following:

– Massage techniques to the knee and IT Band
– Patellar mobilizations towards midline (patella = kneecap)
– Taping techniques

In phase 2, you can start to shift your focus to strengthening your knee/quadriceps and hip/core muscles.

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The Most Common Cause of KNEE PAIN

The Most Common Cause of KNEE PAIN

Patello-femoral joint pain is the most common cause of pain that we help our clients with in the physical therapy clinic.

In this video, I’ll explain what PFJ pain is, and I’ll explain the variety of factors that can contribute to this type of knee pain.

This includes the following factors:

– Quad muscle weakness
– Hip & core muscle weakness
– IT Band pain and tightness
– Foot/ankle pronation (flat feet)
– Underlying arthritis

Understanding the cause of your knee pain is the first step in eliminating your pain and returning to your full activity!

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