In this video we’ve provided a little sneak peek of the osteopathic treatment of a stiff and painful knee just to give you an idea of what to expect from an osteopathic visit. In the video you can see one of our osteopaths, Della demonstrating some simple manual therapy techniques to improve knee bending.
Restoring functional mobility at the knee can improve your ability to shock-absorb and distribute load up the leg and through the pelvis and spine. It can also help increase your loading tolerance and performance in walking and running activities where knee function is a limiting factor.
Reloading strategies like walking, running and resistance training are critical to challenge the body and drive adaptive responses to stimulate long term improvements in muscles, tendons, joints and the nervous system. But it is often these grass-roots Osteopathic manual techniques that can clear the way for success with these more active treatment approaches.
Want to know more?
You can learn more about the MOH approach to knee pain and improving hip function by checking out blogs in the MOH knee series;
For more information, ideas and exercises check out our Health Tips blog.