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Physical therapy is a treatment program that helps reduce pain and increase mobility. If you have knee pain or mobility issues, physical therapy can be an important pain management strategy. It may even help you keep your knee condition from worsening. Pain and mobility issues in your knees can make it difficult to perform every day activities, like getting out of bed, standing up, or performing household chores. If you’re having trouble with any of these activities because of knee pain or mobility issues, your doctor may recommend physical therapy.  

A physical therapy program is managed by a physical therapist. Physical therapists are trained, highly educated medical professionals who can treat many different injuries, diseases, or conditions that limit mobility. They can also help with the recovery process after a knee surgery.

Physical therapy for your knees can include activities such as:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Balance training
  • Gait training
  • Joint mobilization and stabilization 

What knee conditions are treated with physical therapy?

Physical therapy can help with several different conditions that affect the knees, including:

  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Knee arthritis
  • Knee bursitis 
  • Knee tendonitis

What are some physical therapy exercises for knee pain?

When you start knee physical therapy, you’ll work with a physical therapist to rebuild strength and mobility in your knees using several targeted exercises. Your physical therapist will start by evaluating your knee condition. He or she might examine you to assess:

  • Your level of knee pain
  • How well your knee bends or straightens
  • How well you can balance
  • How strong your leg muscles are

Your physical therapist will teach you how to do exercises that strengthen your knee muscles and help improve flexibility and stability. These exercises can include exercises, such as:

  • Hamstring curls
  • Leg raises
  • Step-ups
  • Wall squats
  • Calf raises
  • Leg presses
  • Balancing exercises

Physical therapy for knee problems at Beaumont

At Beaumont, we provide physical therapy for people of all ages experiencing knee mobility and pain issues caused by injuries and other medical conditions. Our team of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants are licensed healthcare professionals focused on maximizing mobility and relieving pain. 

Talk to your doctor about getting a referral to a Beaumont physical therapist for your knee condition. To make an appointment and learn more about physical therapy locations and services at Beaumont, visit https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/physical-therapy.Call 800-633-7377.