Total Knee Surgery – “Should My PT Massage My Knee?”
October 3, 2022
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?
In my opinion (based on 15+ years of being a PT), this simple answer is YES!
And since you are an important person, one who deserves first-class care, your PT should be doing some type of hands-on or massage technique to your knee.
I’ll explain more in the video below! If you have any comments or opinions, please leave a comment below the video on YouTube!
– Luke Gordon, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy/Owner of Gordon Physical Therapy)
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