Knee Problems? A New Rochelle Physical Therapy Clinic Can Help

Knee injuries are among the most common joint problems seen in America today. Over 100,000 ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstructive surgeries are performed every year. Many people who seek to find post-operative assistance from a New Rochelle Physical Therapy Clinic find that the right place for them is actually in the town of Scarsdale next door, at our Scarsdale Physical Therapy center.

Scarsdale Physical Therapy
83 Montgomery Ave.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
VISIT OUR SITE: www.ScarsdalePT.com

The type of knee injury that you have can determine whether surgery has to be part of the answer. Physical therapists at your local New Rochelle Physical Therapy Clinic can assess the condition of your joint and help you determine whether you want to prepare surgery as an option, and we can too.

Exercises that target joint stability can help keep surgery at bay for less serious knee injuries, and are crucial when rebuilding strength in the knee post-operatively. Recovery and return to activity after surgery will depend on the individual’s pre-operative fitness level and willingness to work through pain. At a New Rochelle Physical Therapy Clinic and at our Scarsdale Physical Therapy Clinic, physical therapists will assist you in working with the healing process while regaining your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

Scarsdale Physical Therapy
83 Montgomery Ave.
Scarsdale, NY 10583
VISIT OUR SITE: www.ScarsdalePT.com

Recovery from ACL reconstruction usually involves a four-phase physical therapy program. During the first stage, the goal is to protect the new sutures and begin weight bearing, as well as increasing the range of motion. Use of ice and pain relievers is usually required during this stage. During the next phase, we will help you regain the ability to walk, and focus on balance and extension. The next phase lasts anywhere from 3 months to a year and helps the injured person regain full strength and improved stability of the injured joint. This is usually where people lose interest and leave themselves vulnerable for re-injury. Sticking with a rehabilitation program is key in reducing the likelihood of injuring the joint again. The final portion is agility testing to evaluate whether physical therapy has been completed and if you can return to typical activities. This evaluation usually results in a few more exercises to complete on your own to correct any suggested instability or weakness.

This article is simply meant to provide an overview. For a full and comprehensive consultation, please contact us today.

CONTACT US:
Scarsdale Physical Therapy
83 Montgomery Ave.
Scarsdale, NY 10583

 

Phone: 914.472.6686

 

Email: info@scarsdalept.com

About Us:

Scarsdale Physical Therapy specializes in adult and pediatric orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation. Founded in 1980 by licensed physical therapist Susan Cohen, our tightly-knit team brings a wealth of clinical experience to patients treated in the practice, making Scarsdale Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Services the leading outpatient physical therapy practice in Westchester County.