Sovereign Rehabilitation Lincoln Park

Sovereign Rehabilitation is focused on providing one-on-one care to each of our clients with a strong focus on manual therapy techniques.  Our therapists have extensive experience, coursework and certifications in manual therapy techniques with training by many of the leaders of our profession.  We use this experience and training to pinpoint the dysfunctions in movement that are leading to your pain.

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Steps from the Brown Line El at Sheffield and Diversey. We also offer free valet parking in our lot on the north side of the building.

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Here is a “Patient Perspective” on anterior knee pain from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

Anterior Knee Pain
What Muscles Should I Strengthen?

Pain in the front of your knee or under your kneecap
is often called patellofemoral pain. You may feel this
pain after exercising or when you sit too long. The
pain may be a nagging ache or an occasional sharp
twinge. Because the pain is around the front of your
knee, treatment has traditionally focused on the knee itself and
may include taping or bracing the kneecap, or patella, and/or
strengthening the thigh muscle—the quadriceps—that helps
control your kneecap to improve the contact area between the
kneecap and the thigh bone, or femur, beneath it.
However, recent evidence suggests that strengthening your
hip muscles can also help. The theory is that strong hip muscles
can decrease the stress in your knee. A study published in the
January 2018 issue of JOSPT provides new insights and evidence-based
suggestions on how to strengthen your entire leg
to decrease your knee pain and help you return to full activity.

NEW INSIGHTS PRACTICAL ADVICE

The expert clinicians and researchers who authored
this paper reviewed 14 of the best published research
studies using a process called a systematic review.
The studies they examined included 673 patients
with moderate-to-severe patellofemoral pain. The
researchers found that combining hip and knee
strengthening exercise is not only effective but also
superior to simply strengthening the knee muscles
to lessen pain and help people return to their normal
activities. The other important finding is that the
benefits of these exercises lasted even after the
patients completed their physical therapy.
People with this type of knee pain get better with
physical therapy. Specifically, the combination of hip
and knee strengthening exercises has been found to
reduce your pain and help you return to full activity.
Exercises that are designed to strengthen your thigh
(quadriceps) and hip (abductors, lateral rotators,
and extensors) muscles are all beneficial for those
with patellofemoral pain. The evidence suggests that
these exercises should be done 3 times a week for
at least 6 weeks. If you have had moderate-to-severe
patellofemoral pain for at least 3 months, this exercise
approach may be beneficial to you. Your physical
therapist can evaluate these muscles, determine
which ones may be weak, and help personalize a
program that best meets your needs.

KNEE AND HIP MUSCLES. Knee pain that is in the front of your knee or under your kneecap is often called patellofemoral pain (A). Strengthening exercises for patellofemoral pain have historically focused on the muscles in the front of your thigh, the quadriceps muscles, because they help track the movement of the kneecap (B). There is now evidence that stronger hip muscles can help lessen the stress under the kneecap, indicating that it is best to strengthen both the knee and hip muscles to avoid the movement shown here, which can cause knee pain (C).

This JOSPT Perspectives for Patients is based on an article by Nascimento et al, titled “Hip and Knee Strengthening
Is More Effective Than Knee Strengthening Alone for Reducing Pain and Improving Activity in Individuals With
Patellofemoral Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis” (J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(1):19-31.
doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.7365).

JOSPT PERSPECTIVES FOR PATIENTS is a public service of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy®. The information and recommendationscontained here are a summary of the referenced research article and are not a substitute for seeking proper health care to diagnose and treat this condition.
For more information on the management of this condition, contact your physical therapist or other health care provider specializing in musculoskeletal disorders. JOSPT Perspectives for Patients may be photocopied noncommercially by physical therapists and other health care providers to share with patients.

The official journal of the Orthopaedic Section and the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a recognized journal of 35 international partners, JOSPT strives to offer high-quality research, immediately applicable clinical material, and useful supplemental
information on musculoskeletal and sports-related health, injury, and rehabilitation. Copyright ©2018 Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy®
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(1):32. doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.0501 A B C
This JOSPT Perspectives for Patients is based on an article by Nascimento et al, titled “Hip and Knee Strengthening
Is More Effective Than Knee Strengthening Alone for Reducing Pain and Improving Activity in Individuals With
Patellofemoral Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis” (J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2018;48(1):19-31.
doi:10.2519/jospt.2018.7365).This Perspectives article was written by a team of JOSPT’s editorial board and staff. Deydre S. Teyhen, PT, PhD, Editor,and Jeanne Robertson, Illustrator.
For this and more topics, visit JOSPT Perspectives for Patients online at www.jospt.org

 

 

We wanted to share a new testimonial we received from one of our patients who just graduated from physical therapy with us. Here is what Carla had to say about her experience here…

“I WENT FROM NOT USING MY LEFT ARM AT ALL TO BEING FUNCTIONAL AGAIN. MY THERAPIST TAUGHT ME MANY EXERCISES AND HELPED ME GAIN MOBILITY AND STRENGTH IN MY ARM AGAIN. I AM THRILLED WITH THE RESULTS AND FELT MY THERAPIST WAS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AS WELL AS COMPASSIONATE.” ~CARLA~