Knee Pain

Knee pain and knee injuries are extremely common and there are many different causes. Treatment for knee dysfunction can only be made after an accurate diagnosis has been reached. Knee pain can be due to soft tissue strains or sprains to the ligaments and muscles surrounding the joint.  The pain can also come from the joint itself.

Often there is a muscular imbalance where some of the muscles around the knee are weak and/or tight. One example is Jumper's knee or patellar tendonitis. This is an overuse injury that causes pain at the front of the knee. Runners, skiers, cyclists, and those involved in jumping sports and activities are prone to developing inflammation or tendinopathy in the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shin bone or tibia.

Another common knee injury are Ligament Injuries. There are four major ligaments associated with the knee that can be sprained or torn either partially or completely. The most commonly injured are the MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) and the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament).

How Can We help?

Our services, such as physiotherapy and chiropractic care, have been proven to help in relieving pain and speeding up recovery for acute and chronic knee problems. Knee pain treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. Treatment can involve knee mobilization techniques, massage, taping, acupuncture or dry needling, stretches or strengthening exercises, laser therapy and other modalities. It can also extend to a more thorough rehabilitation protocol after knee surgery or knee replacement. Following your initial assessment, our therapists will be better able to recommend the most appropriate care for your particular condition.


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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