• Regain Pain Free Mobility
  • Compassionate Care
  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Patient Education
  • Stay Active

Knee Injury Prevention

ACL Tears:

  • Maintain good strength of body, especially the hamstrings and calf muscles
  • Improve proprioception (awareness of body position in space)
  • Develop good, soft landing techniques following jumps
  • Perform a well-rounded dynamic warm up before activity
  • Enhance agility and coordination
  • Increase core and buttock strength
  • Use proper footwear for the activity

Meniscal Tears:

  • Maintain good strength of lower body
  • Improve proprioception (awareness of body in space)
  • Develop good, soft landing techniques following jumps
  • Perform a well-rounded dynamic warm up before activity
  • Enhance agility and coordination
  • Increase core and buttock strength
  • Use proper footwear for the activity

Osgood-Schlatter Disease:

  • Maintain good strength of lower body
  • Improve proprioception (awareness of body position in space)
  • Perform a well-rounded dynamic warm up before activity
  • Perform a good static stretching routine after activity
  • Enhance agility and coordination
  • Increase core and buttock strength
  • Use proper shoe wear
  • Maintain good flexibility of lower body musculature, especially the quadriceps
  • Avoid excessive running or jumping on hard surfaces like concrete by using better surfaces such as asphalt, gymnasium floors or grass
  • Avoid sudden increases in training regimens by performing a gradual build up in training

Patellar Tendinitis/Jumpers Knee:

  • Maintain good strength of lower body
  • Increase proprioception (awareness of body position in space)
  • Perform a well-rounded dynamic warm up before activity
  • Perform a good static stretching routine after activity
  • Enhance agility and coordination
  • Increase core and buttock strength
  • Use proper shoe wear
  • Maintain good flexibility of lower body musculature, especially the quadriceps
  • Avoid excessive running or jumping on hard surfaces like concrete by using better surfaces such as asphalt, gymnasium floors or grass
  • Avoid sudden increases in training regimens by performing a gradual build up in training

Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome

  • Maintain strong and flexible hip and thigh muscles
  • Wear proper footwear for the activity
  • Gradually increase intensity, duration and frequency of any new activity (runner should increase their mileage no more than 10% a week)

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD):

  • Maintain good strength of lower body
  • Increase proprioception (awareness of body position in space)
  • Perform a well-rounded dynamic warm up before activity
  • Perform a good static stretching routine after activity
  • Enhance agility and coordination
  • Increase core and buttock strength
  • Use proper shoe wear
  • Maintain good flexibility of lower body musculature, especially the quadriceps
  • Avoid excessive running or jumping on hard surfaces like concrete by using better surfaces such as asphalt, gymnasium floors or grass
  • Avoid sudden increases in training regimens by performing a gradual build up in training
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • AANA: Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
  • North Oaks Health System