Knee pain, swelling, stiffness and giving way are common symptoms treated by osteopaths. Symptoms can develop gradually over time from biomechanical abnormalities or from wear and tear or can arise from an injury sports involving contact or sudden changes in direction.
How knee pain and injuries are treated at The Burton Clinic
Assessment of the knee involves examination of the low back, hip and pelvis, knee, foot and ankle to evaluate postural alignment and symmetry, joint motion, muscle strength, nerve function and balance. Functional tests such as squatting, bending, walking are also used to assess injury and to serve as a benchmark for recovery. Treatment techniques include soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation, stretches, Kinesio Taping (KT Tape) and specific exercises to rehabilitate the knee and allow a return to everyday activities.