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Physical Therapy on the Knee

What is Physical Therapy on the Knee?

Knee physical therapy is a comprehensive treatment approach that includes rehabilitation for pain, limitation or injuries caused by various reasons. At MSM Clinic, knee physical therapy focuses on restoring our patient’s physical health, and we usually initiate a process to the following extent.

  1. Evaluation and Diagnosis: Our physical therapist evaluates our patient’s knee problems, determines range of motion and creates a customized treatment plan.
  2. Exercise Programs: Strengthening and stretching exercises strengthen the muscles around the knee, increase joint mobility and provide stability.
  3. Manual Therapy: Our physical therapist reduces muscle tension, increases joint mobility and relieves pain with special hand-applied techniques.
  4. Physical Therapy Devices: Devices such as electromodulation and ultrasound can be used to accelerate the healing process and manage pain.
  5. Posture and Movement Training: Our clinician teaches our patient correct posture and movement mechanics, thus supporting the healthy use of the knee in daily activities.
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Who Needs Physical Therapy?

As MSM Clinic, we offer a fast and effective recovery process by customizing knee physical therapy to suit our patient’s needs. With our expert physical therapists, we support our patients to improve their quality of life and regain their health.

  • Knee Injuries: Conditions such as sports injuries, meniscus or ligament injuries may require physical therapy.
  • Post-Surgery: After knee replacement or ligament surgery, physical therapy supports recovery.
  • Osteoarthritis: It is used to manage pain and increase mobility in cases of arthritis in the knee.

How is Physical Therapy performed on the knee?
What are the treatment methods?

Knee physical therapy includes a comprehensive rehabilitation process for pain, limitation or injuries that occur for various reasons. As MSM Clinic, we apply the following personalized approach to the physical therapy process:

  1. Manual Therapy:
    • With manual techniques applied by the physical therapist, tension in the muscles is relieved, mobility of the joints is increased and pain is relieved.
    • Methods such as mobilization and manipulation contribute to the restoration of anatomical balance.
  2. Therapeutic Exercises:
    • Specialized strengthening and stretching exercises are applied to balance the muscles around the knee and increase stability.
    • It is aimed to restore functional capacity and increase muscle strength.
  1. Electrotherapy:
    • Pain control and muscle activation are provided by using devices such as electromodulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
    • Muscle activity measurement can be performed with electromyography (EMG) biofeedback.
  2. Ultrasound Therapy:
    • By using high frequency sound waves, heat is created in the tissues, increasing blood circulation and supporting the healing process.
    • It is especially effective in the treatment of soft tissues.
  3. Dry Needle Therapy:
    • It is used to treat myofascial pain, muscle tension or trigger points by applying thin needles to the muscles.
    • It is an effective method to reduce tension in muscle tissue and relieve pain.
  4. Functional Rehabilitation:
    • Correct posture and movement mechanics in daily activities are taught through patient-specific movement analysis and training.
    • The patient participates in special programs that include daily living activities to regain functional independence.

What are the Physical Therapy Exercises for the Knee?

In our clinic, we aim to support healthy mobility by offering specially designed physical therapy exercises to our patients struggling with knee problems. Some important movements that form the basis of physical therapy exercises for the knee are as follows:

  1. Quadriceps Strengthening:
    • Straight Leg Raises: Lying on your back, keeping one leg straight and slowly lifting it.
    • Terminal Knee Extension: Exercising terminal extension of the knee by extending the leg using an elastic band.
  2. Hamstring Stretch:
    • Seated Hamstring Stretch: Sitting on the floor, extending one leg, bending the other and stretching the back of the knee.
    • Standing Hamstring Stretch: Stretching the hamstring muscles by standing, extending the leg and bending the body.
  3. Calf Strengthening and Stretching:
    • Calf Raises: The movement of standing on the tips of the toes.
    • Calf Stretch: Stretching the calf muscles by pressing the heel towards the ground while the foot is one step back.
  4. Knee Flexion and Extension Movements:
    • Heel Slides: Lying on your back, bending and straightening the knee.
    • Seated Knee Extension: Straightening the leg while sitting in a chair.
  5. Strengthening Inner Quadriceps:
    • Inner Range Quadriceps Exercise: Strengthening the quadriceps muscles in partial range of motion, under the guidance of a physiotherapist.
  6. Balanced Movement:
    • Single Leg Balance: Maintaining balance by standing on one leg.
    • Lunges: Working the leg muscles by taking a step forward and stepping back.


These physical therapy exercises are customized according to the patient’s condition and support the treatment process. As MSM Clinic, we adopt an individual approach with our expert physiotherapists in order to ensure that our patients learn the correct techniques and stick to their regular exercise programs. ANTALYA PHYSICAL THERAPY

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