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Knee Pain

Is there that ongoing nagging pain in your knee? Do you struggle to stand up out of your chair?

Gerard spent 6 months working closely with a knee specialist and is well equipped to restore you to a pain free knee.

Knee Pain

Treat Your Knee Pain Naturally and Permanently

If your knee joints are experiencing pain, you're not alone. While many people suffer from knee problems in silence, a surprising number of these people actually have a relatively straightforward, curable condition that can be treated with a physiotherapy exercise program.

Knee pain is most commonly caused by the following issues:


 Wearing away of the cartilage within the joints where the thigh bone meets the shin bone (most common in over-50s). This is due to a loss of articular (joint) cartilage, responsible for shock absorption and gliding motion. Getting started with an exercise program can help preserve the remaining cartilage and slow down further damage. Our professionally qualified physiotherapists can help you with a program that will suit your body shape and goals.

Meniscal Tears

The meniscus is a tough, fibrous, C-shaped cushion of cartilage within the knee joint. Tears in this tissue are typically caused by twisting or turning sharply while the foot is planted on the ground. Symptoms include knee pain, especially when walking upstairs or hills, and the sensation of gapping in the knee joint. Depending on the nature of the tear (amount of tissue affected), it can be treated with physiotherapy exercise.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)

PFPS is an issue where irritation and pain around the knee cap (patella) are caused by many factors, such as poor patella tracking and overuse. Knee pain can be aggravated by prolonged sitting or bending activities like climbing stairs which cause you to bend your knees. It is usually treated with physiotherapy exercises that increase strength and mobility in the quadriceps and glutes.

Runner's knee 

This is a term used to describe pain in the front of the knee caused by overuse, poor training practices, or weak hips muscles. It can be treated with physiotherapy exercise that aims at restoring flexibility and strength in the quadriceps and hip muscles, allowing you to return to running with less chance of re-injury.

ACL tears - ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament 

This is a critical ligament that keeps the knee stable during dynamic activity. Tears are typically caused by twisting or turning with an extended knee, landing awkwardly from a jump, or simply hyperextension of the knee joint. Depending on the extent of injury, it can be treated with physiotherapy exercise.

Other Issues

A number of other, less common conditions can also cause knee pain, such as fractures and ligament injuries that require a cast or surgical immobilization. Our physiotherapists have experience treating these conditions with physiotherapy exercises to help speed up the recovery process.

Seek Professional Help 

If your knee pain is preventing you from working out at home, we can help. When combined with once-weekly sessions, our unique exercise programs give you everything you need to change your lifestyle and prevent ongoing injury. To find out more about the physiotherapy services we offer at The Health Movement, call us on 07521064360, Email:, or make an appointment online.

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