The knee functions as a hinge and a shock absorber during walking, running, jumping, kicking, and climbing. Ligaments, tendons, and muscles give the knee stability and hold it together. Because the joint is weak, the knee is at risk for many types of injuries and these injuries can cause pain. The most common causes of knee pain are sprains, overuse injuries, cartilage tears, and arthritis. At EPA, we have developed a Knee Ligament Injury Prevention Program (KLIPP) that has been adapted specifically toward the prevention of ACL injuries and has been shown to significantly reduce non-contact ACL injuries.
Common Knee Issues:
- Sprains and tendonitis
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprains (ACL) and Surgical Repairs
- Medial Collateral Ligament Sprains (MCL)
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament Sprains and Surgical Repairs (PCL)
- Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains (LCL)
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)
- Osgood’s Slaters Disease
- Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)
- Dislocated Patella
- Fractured Patella
- Meniscal or cartilage strain, locking, tears
- Baker’s Cyst
- Meniscal Surgical Repairs
- Arthritis of the Knee
- Knee Replacements
- Fractures of the femur, tibia and fibula
- Shin splits
- Compartment syndrome
Occupational Therapy may be a fantastic addition to your treatment team. Your OT will help you to develop individualized strategies for
- managing your symptoms
- managing the emotions intertwined with them
- navigating your relationship with your symptoms, your body, and with movement
- re-engaging in the life activities, roles, and relationships that are important to you.
Individualized care plans may include nervous system regulation, somatic & sensory tools, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Graded Exposure, mindfulness techniques, and exploring day to day functioning, day to day demands, and life balance.
Keeping You in the Game – KLIPP
Our KLIPP Program has been adapted specifically toward the prevention of ACL injuries and has been shown to significantly reduce non-contact ACL injuries.