Trouble with knee mobility? Physical therapy can help

If you can’t bend your knee all the way, it can have a severe effect on your ability to do almost any daily activity. Whether the cause is an injury, arthritis or a previous surgery, immobility in the knee can be extremely difficult to live with. Fortunately, there are treatment options, with physical therapy being a commonly pursued option. 

Physical therapists are highly trained experts in the functioning of the body. This means that when something goes wrong, they are particularly qualified to pinpoint it and address it. We want to give you a clearer understanding of how physical therapy can help you if you’re having trouble bending your knee all the way. As you read over the following information, we invite you to get in touch with us if you have any questions or you would like to learn more. 

How physical therapists can improve range of motion in the knee

Knee issues are very common and becoming more so each year. Since there are so many different causes of knee pain and everyone has a different health background, no two treatment plans are the same. This is why it’s so important to work one-on-one with your therapist so he or she can understand what is affecting the ability of your knees to bend. By using movement and posture tests, hands-on examinations and other assessments, therapists can identify the issues that are preventing your knees from bending all the way. 

From here, you can begin a therapy program that is designed for your injury and condition and that uses the following techniques to improve knee mobility: 

  • Range-of-motion stretches, both active and passive
  • Manual soft tissue and joint mobilization 
  • Balance and stability exercises
  • Therapeutic exercises to strengthen muscles and connective tissue

Progress takes time, and your therapist will work with you on a regular basis and make adjustments to your program as needed. Patients can benefit from a positive attitude and proactive mindset about treatment. 

Improve your knee mobility with our caring and dedicated team

Back in Motion Physical Therapy combines compassionate care with biomechanical expertise to get you back into action. If your knee pain and stiffness are affecting your life, contact us today to schedule your initial appointment with our front desk coordinator.