Physical therapy is an exercise program that helps you to improve movement, relieve pain, encourage blood flow, and restore your physical function and fitness level. The main aim of physical therapy is to make your daily activities such as walking, getting in and out of bed, or climbing stairs easier. It can be prescribed as an individual treatment program or combined with other treatments. Physical therapy is often recommended to help you recover after surgery, injury and manage long-term health problems such as arthritis. PT involves a combination of education, manual therapy, exercises and modalities such as: water, heat, cold, electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
For knee dysfunction, therapy involves strengthening and stretching the joint and muscles around it. Physical therapy for the knee is designed to improve muscle strength, balance, endurance, and reduce pain. Discuss with your physical therapist to create a treatment plan that is crafted to meet your particular goals and expectations.