Hip, Knee, and ankle joints are the weight bearing joints of the body. Out of these three, knee joints are the commonest joints that are susceptible to pain and arthritis. That’s why, a physiotherapist’s OPD majorly has a lot of clients having knee pain. Not everyone wants or can afford to go for Total Knee replacement. And even if they go, for TKR, not everyone gets the desired results. Therefore, knowing how to treat knee joint appropriately is vital being a physical therapist.
This chapter on Manual Therapy: Knee Joint explains and demonstrates the mobilisation techniques of knee joint that help to relieve pain, decrease stiffness, improve the activities of daily living, and improve the quality of life of people suffering from knee problems. It consists of all the techniques to treat knee joints in weight bearing, partial weight bearing as well as non-weight bearing positions. All the techniques demonstrated are the best of manual therapy techniques which have been chosen and picked by Capri over the last 28 years by treating almost a lakh of patients.
All these techniques will help to treat knee pain, due to osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, positional fault of knee etc. These techniques in Manual Therapy: Knee Joint are also indicated to treat strains of muscles around knee joint, sprain of ligaments around knee joints and injuries sustained to the knee joint. These are also helpful in post traumatic pain and stiffness of knee, post operative conditions of knee joint, like meniscus repairs, acl reconstructions, TBW of patella and other various conditions.
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