Knee Ankle and Foot Physio

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints in the clinic which means we love assessing and treating your knee issue. We will aim to settle your knee pain and then build up the strength as quick as possible returning you to function and sport. The knee is a hinge joint and has some strong muscles acting on it with the quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles. 

 

Assessment involves a thorough history, a few simple tests of the knee structures, the strength of the muscles and then a physiotherapy plan is implemented. Initially the focus is on settling down your knee pain, restoring your range of movement and then building up the strength. We will use massage, dry needling, taping, strapping and bracing to get you going again. Strengthening the muscles around the knee will improve the current function and aim to reduce the possibility of future incidents of pain or injury. 

Common Knee Injuries:

  • Meniscal tears
  • ACL tears
  • Illiotibial band syndrome
  • Medial collateral ligament sprain
  • Lateral collateral ligament sprain
  • Patellar tendon issues
  • Patello-femoral joint issues
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chondromalacia patella

Foot and Ankle

The foot and ankle are complex joints with numerous bones, ligaments and muscles in a small area. The foot is important in transferring load to the rest of the body and can become injured through overuse such as in running, especially in the presence of poor biomechanics.

The ankle is especially vulnerable to acute injuries such as ligament sprains which if left untreated tend to reoccur and can cause ongoing problems. Other injuries in the foot and ankle typically occur in the heel, the arch of the foot and the toes. 

 

Once again a thorough examination is essential, even with the simplest of ankle injuries, assessing the function and structures in the foot, analyzing a person’s walk/run and biomechanics.

An individualized treatment and rehabilitation program will be devised to get you back on your feet again and most importantly making sure that the injury doesn’t reoccur. 

Common Foot and ankle conditions:

  • Achilles tendon issues
  • Calf muscle tears
  • Shin splints