Tag Archives: knee pain

Knee Osteoarthritis: Does weight loss help?

By John R. Mishock, PT, DPT, DC; Owner of Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease of aging frequently treated in physical therapy. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint occurs when the cartilage that separates the thigh and leg bone wears out or breaks down. Twenty five percent of people over 55 […]

Time for Summer Athletes to be Mindful of Their Knees

As the summer heat starts up more people are lacing up their sneakers, grabbing their I-pods, and hitting the road. Running and power walking outside are very popular forms of exercise and while they both have excellent health benefits, physical problems can still arise. Even running less than five miles a week can cause a […]

Physical Therapy a Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease of aging frequently treated in physical therapy. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint occurs when the cartilage that separates the thigh and leg bone wears out or breaks down. Twenty five percent of people over 55 years demonstrate persistent episode of knee pain related to OA. In the United States, […]

Can ACL Knee Injuries be Prevented in Female Athletes

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injuries occur 4-6 times more frequent in female athletes than in male athletes playing the same sports. It is believed that the difference in neuromuscular control, or the way our muscles contract and react, is one of four primary factors contributing to why women are more susceptible to knee injuries […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Lower Extremity Injury Prevention Routine

Warming up and cooling down are a critical parts of training for enhanced performance and injury prevention. The proper warm-up; enhances circulation, increases heart rate and ramps up the nervous system in preparation for physical activity. Beyond the preparation for activity, the proper warm-up may even prevent knee ACL ligament and other lower extremity injuries. […]

When does the risk for ACL injury occur in young female athletes?

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) knee injuries, in twisting and cutting sports, has become well recognized and documented in the medical literature and in physical clinics throughout the country. ACL injuries are 4-6 times more frequent in female athletes than in male athletes playing the same sports. The ACL ligament is one of four ligaments that […]

Aquatic Therapy: Faster Recovery for Total Knee Replacements

Aquatic therapy is quickly becoming well known for its amazing effects on decreasing pain, speeding recovery and improving function. Aquatic therapy, or pool therapy, consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. New research shows that starting aquatic therapy sooner makes a difference for total knee replacements. A recent German study, involved […]