Physical Therapy in Howard Beach, Queens
Knee problems are an affliction that most people deal with at least once in their lifetime. When it does happen, it is important to seek out treatment that not only heals your knee but also makes sure that the knee both gets back to it’s original state of health and becomes stronger as to avoid further injury.
This marks the importance of physical therapy as at Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we ensure that your knee is strong enough to support the activities that you love to do. It is a peace of mind to know your knee is strong enough to take on activity that you choose. Failing to re-strengthen the knee can cause a chronic knee condition all due to the weakness of the knee.
At physical therapy, we will guide you through various stretches and exercises that will ensure your knee heals properly without any long term effects. Some important exercises include:
- Leg Lifts - Lying on a flat surface, a light weight is wrapped around your ankle. One knee is bent while the other knee lays flat on the floor. With the leg that is flat, lift your ankle and flex the muscles around your knee, which strengthens the knee muscles providing new balance and support. This exercise is repeated for 3 sets with 10 repetitions.
- Wall Sits - A gentle wall sit will strengthen your entire base from calves, to leg muscles, to even your back and abdomen. Once one body part is effected, the others have to compensate and strengthening all of your leg muscles ensures that they can do this. Depending on the stage of your recover, a wall sit is normally done for about 30 seconds and for 3 sets.
It is important at first to do all of your exercises in front of your physical therapist. You want to make sure that you are not only doing the exercises correctly but no over-exercising as this will lead to further injury.
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Call 718-835-0084 and schedule your evaluation today! Physical Therapy in mild injuries is proven to be one of the most effective non-surgical treatments in medicine. Give us a call today!
By Benjamin Bieber