Did you know that running is actually GOOD for your knees? Yes, you've read that right. Our joints, muscles, and tendons respond very well to running (not to mention the incredible cardiovascular benefits running produces).
So then why do so many runners develop pain? There are several factors at play. And the good news is - with the proper rehabilitation approach, you can get back into performing at your best sooner than you'd think.
My goal is to help you make your body an ally again, and to have you out there on your favorite trails - strong and confident.
Katarina Erlandsson, PT DPT
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Strength & Power
Mobility & Flexibility
During our first visit we establish your diagnosis and prognosis. Through a comprehensive physical examination, addressing every aspect of your musculoskeletal system and parts of your nervous system, we tease out where possible dysfunctions lay, and plan out how to address them. We discuss your medical history and current lifestyle habits, to see what may or may not be contributing to your ongoing symptoms. We then set up an individualized rehabilitative plan for you, with your ultimate goals as guidelines - whether you're preparing for an ultra-marathon, or want to return to weekly 5K runs.
Physical therapy sessions typically consist of manual therapy (for example: joint mobilizations, myofascial release, massage, stretching), therapeutic exercises (strength and endurance training that addresses your particular condition), and neuromuscular reeducation (addressing faulty movement patterns, and muscular control).
We also incorporate other tissue recovery techniques, depending on your individual needs. These may include: Pneumatic compression (airfilled recovery boots), cupping, hypervolt-percussion massage "gun", as well as calming muscle-energy techniques.