Welcome to Sports Knee Therapy!

Derrick Rose knee pain


My name is Eric, this blog was created to provide helpful information to athletes that have suffered a knee injury or want to prevent a knee injury from happening in the future of their sport. A knee injury is one of the most common sports injuries alongside an ankle sprain, groin pull, hamstring strain, and shin splints to name a few. I know this first-hand because I have been through knee surgery twice, an ACL tear in my left knee followed by an ACL tear in my right knee ( I highly recommend reading my story to give you a clear understanding of why I have created this community). I am very fortunate to have recovered stronger than I was before each ACL tear thanks to my physical therapy. An ACL tear is the most common knee injury in sports.

A common type of knee injury is:

  • ACL tear
  • MCL tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Tendonitis
  • ITBS ( Iliotibial Band Syndrome)

Knee pain

A knee injury can happen from:

  • Hard cutting and pivoting
  • Lateral sidesteps
  • External and internal rotation
  • Awkward jumping and landing
  • Acute hyper flexion or hyperextension
  • Overuse


Many of you have seen multiple news updates in sports announcing pro athletes with an ACL tear. In most cases, the ACL tear happens to an athlete playing basketball,football,soccer,etc. because of abrupt shifting, cutting and stopping. After you hear about the college or pro athletes injury, do you know what happens next? Well, you probably know the player will be out for most of the season depending on the severity of the injury and that physical therapy is required. However, do you know what happens during physical therapy? In most cases, no, unless you have  been through surgery and physical therapy to make it back to the sport you love so much to ever give up on.THIS, is what Sports Knee Therapy is built upon, the love of the game and the desire to be the best at your sport through physical therapy.

In Sports Knee Therapy, you can expect to learn all about:

  • Knee pain signs and symptoms
  • Knee anatomy
  • Pre and post knee surgery
  • Physical therapy exercises and videos
  • Protective knee braces
  • Psychology of a knee injury
  • Nutritional guides
  • Supplementation

Derrick Rose

I hope to build a community for athletes seeking information and guidance after a knee injury, or are looking for tips to prevent a knee injury. Again, be sure to check out my story that has led me to Sports Knee Therapy.


Thank you all for tuning in!



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  1. Alisa says:

    I had torn my left ACL and meniscus a wk and a half after maknig a big ten college competitive cheer team and was extremely disappointed, especially right after having the excitement of maknig the team. I decided that I had to quit because of other situations that were going on at the time. It was definitely not something I wanted to do or have done. But I had to deal with it, learn, and look forward, knowing this had to have happened for a reason. I was required to be able to walk down the street without anyone thinking something was wrong with me before I could have surgery. So I was in a brace for a bit and got out of it. A month after the initial injury I graduated high school and 2 days after that I had surgery. My surgeon had given me the choice of the hamstring, patellar, or cadaver graphs. I chose the hamstring. I also had a stitch put into my meniscus. My surgery went well and really had no pain. I kept up on the pain killers, muscle relaxers, and lots of sleep for a few days then I didnt need them anymore. I am now 5.5 weeks post-op and things are going really well. Initially I was supposed to be have crutches for 6 wks but things changed and I was off at 4 weeks in the house and fully at 5. Still in a brace when I go out and when I sleep right now. The whole experience pain wise has been minimal. I have to mentally hold myself back more then physically because I know my knee’s not ready yet (I have a high pain tolerance). I walked around at the mall for 4 hours yesterday and was sore today but I expected that. Felt good though to be honest. But thats mostly it now. Sore and little pains here and there but icing when I need it takes care of that. My incisions are healing well and am glad theyre not too big. 1 1/2 inch in the front and a few quarter inch ones. So far I’m glad things are going well. I’m just hoping I can get back to doing cheer things (stunt, tumble, jumps, ect) and be able to tryout and make the team again next year. I dont want to compromise my future health or abilities though, but I want to make a dream of mine to cheer for the college happen(for the whole year). Hoping things work out.Has anyone had a similar experience/thoughts?

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