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Body Works Sports Physiotherapy – Assessing your Knee! Do you have Knee Pain?

Body Works Sports Physiotherapy – Assessing your Knee! Do you have Knee Pain?


Hi there. This is Dana Ranahan of Body Works
Sports Physiotherapy in North Vancouver and today I’m going to talk about assessing
the knee. We see a lot of knee pain in runners and different types of athletes and soccer
players. So first off I’m going to just take a look at some basic assessment that
we can look at the knee. First we might want to look at mobility of the knee and how the
knee bends and if it’s able to go into its full motions into a bend and this knee is
moving quite nicely here in a full bend. We also then look at extension to see how it
is and determining if there is any swelling or pain the person would have told us while
were looking at. Often then we’ll look at stress testing some of the ligaments if it’s
been a sporting injury and we would do a more specific motion. In this case we would look
at stressing the ACL. So we would go through a whole host of tests to determine what we
think is wrong with the knee, whether there’s a ligament sprain or a muscle sprain and then
we can tailor your rehab accordingly. If you have any questions check out our website
at www.body-works.ca or give us a call

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