Knee Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in London at Home or at our Practices in Belgravia, Westminster SW1, Moorgate EC2 or Clapham SW4 with our physiotherapist & knee specialist, physiotherapy and rehabilitation
Physiotherapist in London Specialised in Knee pain, knee injury and knee rehabilitation after surgery; knee physiotherapy
Knee injuries and knee pain are extremely common and can occur in people of all ages. There are many causes of knee pain and different types of injury that a knee may sustain from sports and everyday accidents or activities. It is therefore very important for an accurate diagnosis to be made to establish the most appropriate treatment. Our physiotherapist-knee specialist in London will assess the condition of your knee joint and develop a tailor made rehabilitation programme in order to most effectively treat your knee injury or pathology. There are numerous ways that physiotherapy can help existing knee conditions, from alleviating pain, preparing a knee joint for surgery, rehabilitation of the knee joint after surgery and in some cases avoiding surgery altogether. The rehabilitation programme and treatment will be performed by our physiotherapist-knee specialist in London and will include specific strengthening exercises, soft tissue massage, joint mobilization and the use of aids to help and support you.
Knee Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in London, at Home or at the Practices in MoorgateEC2, Belgravia, Westminster SW1 and Clapham SW4
Our knee specialist in London offers treatment at your home so you don’t have to travel when you are in pain. However, we also offer treatment at two Light Centre practices in London, Light Centre Moorgate between Liverpool Street and Monument station EC2 and Light Centre Belgravia in Westminster near Victoria station SW1, as well as at our physiotherapy practice in Clapham between Clapham South and Clapham Common stations SW4, near Battersea.
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Treatment in London for Knee Injuries and Knee Pain with our knee specialist
Injuries to the knee from sports and accidents can develop into significant knee pain and knee instability. In most cases the right physiotherapy rehabilitation can relieve the pain and reinforce the muscles around your knee to make it more stable. Once your knee is stable enough, by working on your proprioception and balance we will avoid any re-injury. The correct physiotherapy treatment can help avoid or delay knee surgery
What are the most common knee injuries?
Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL, MCL or LTL
Knee Ligaments are a tough fibrous tissue connecting bones to other bones in and around the joint. They provide stability to the knee and extra support. When a ligament is over-stretched or even torn the fibrous tissue is damaged resulting in pain, swelling and even joint instability. Major injuries to knee ligaments include: ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) and LTL (Lateral Collateral Ligament).
Knee Meniscus Tear
The meniscus is fibrocartilage acting like a shock absorber and separating the femur from the tibia. Each knee joint has a medial and lateral meniscus. The meniscus may tear from trauma during a sports activity or through wear and tear over a prolonged period of time.
Kneecap injury or pain
A number of different problems may appear at the kneecap (patella). The most common, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is the term for pain behind the kneecap due to excessive pressure at the joint from poor kneecap alignment. Abnormal movement may also be evident at the patella caused by muscle imbalance, a shallow groove in the femur or poor biomechanical control. The patella may also be completely displaced (dislocated) out of its normal alignment, usually caused by trauma.
Osteoarthritis is the most common knee Arthritis. It is a degenerative condition whereby the cartilage of the knee joint gradually wears down over time, exposing the underlying bone. Factors like age, weight, knee injury and genetics all have a significant role in its development. Autoimmune disease may attack the knee joint developing into Rheumatoid arthritis, causing inflammation of joint leading to pain and stiffness.
Physiotherapy rehabilitation after Knee Surgeries (London)
A number of these pathologies may require surgery depending on the severity of each case. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation is especially important following surgery to facilitate patient recovery time and long-term success. Following knee surgery in London, our knee specialist can help you recover the full potential and functionality of your knee. Since he’s also a personal trainer he can help you from day+1 post op, to get back into your sports activities safely and confidently. Physiotherapy rehabilitation after knee surgery can be conducted at home or in our practices in Moorgate EC2, Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4.
The most common knee surgery includes:
A Knee Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure whereby a small incision is made and an arthroscope is inserted allowing the surgeon to examine and repair the damaged knee joint. Commonly used for meniscus tears, and mild arthritis. A knee arthroscopy has a faster recovery time than open surgery but may not be suitable for all knee conditions.
Knee Replacement surgery replaces damaged or diseased joint surfaces of the knee with artificial components made of metal and plastic, allowing the patient proper use and movement of their knee joint. The surgery may be a partial or total knee replacement and is most commonly performed for the different types of arthritis.
ACL Reconstructive Surgery
An injury to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is very common among athletes and causes instability to the knee joint. ACL Reconstructive Surgery requires a graft selection usually from a donor or the patient’s patellar tendon or hamstring tendon. ACL surgery may be performed by either an arthroscope or open surgery.
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For appointment with our physiotherapist at home or in our practices in Moorgate EC2, Belgravia Westminster SW1 or Clapham SW4 :
0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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