Welcome to Sports Knee Therapy!
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
- ITBS ( Iliotibial Band Syndrome)
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
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
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!