Patellofemoral syndrome is a prevalent form of knee pain that affects the kneecap and surrounding area. It's a pain on the front of the knee, specifically the underside, or around the edges of the kneecap. Anyone can get it, but it seems to affect runners, cyclists, hikers, and people who sit for a living. People usually feel this knee pain when climbing stairs or hills or after sitting for a long time. When this condition is irritated, it can interfere with walking, sitting, and sleeping.
Physical Therapy can help patients with patellofemoral pain by first identifying activities and other factors contributing to the condition. Then, most of the time, an initial period of rest is needed to calm things down. During this initial period, there will be a focus on exercises that don't irritate the knee. Then entry points back to the valued activities are found and systematically built back up to previous levels of participation. Finally, as you integrate the activities you love back into your life, physical therapy will likely focus on making your quads stronger and providing suggestions when you run into roadblocks. For example, sometimes, a change in seat height for the cyclist or a temporary shift from the road to trails as a runner can make all the difference when provided at the right time in the rehab process.
Nick was so attentive to my needs and he structured his schedule to fit mine. My therapy was focused on my strengths and weaknesses; therefore, my recovery time was much shorter than expected. I highly recommend Nevada Physical Therapy for any lingering pain you may be experiencing.Read More Reviews
I cannot say enough positive things about this place. Came in with an ACL injury. I spent a few weeks working with jonathan. His evidence-based approach and motivational ability was really really inspiring. He helped me get back to normal and then some!Read More Reviews
DAKOTA EZELL is at the top of MY list as a highly skilled, intuitive, present professional who values and treats me as a whole person, not just someone to fill a time slotRead More Reviews
The best Physical Therapy place I have ever visited. Rare to see an emphasis on finding the best method to improve injury instead of giving everyone the same plan. But the best part about this place is it's approach to well being during and after PT.Read More Reviews
I was referred to Brian Fearnley by someone with significant credibility. I consider working with Brian a huge stroke of luck. This specific 'PT' is increasing my recovery potential a hundred fold. Brian knows his stuff. He is well versed in PT. He has athletic history at UNR and is active in our local community. He is clearly in this profession to help people recover and get under their own power.Read More Reviews
After two plus years of hip pain, three other physical therapists, quarterly injections and no relief, Crista made the pain go away! If I could give her and this practice 10 stars I'd do it!Read More Reviews
As a professional athlete, injuries can make or break a career. Luckily, in my case, I had Nevada Physical Therapy on my side. Not only did they physically help me recover from a meniscus surgery, but they provided the best emotional support you could ask for in such a difficult time.Read More Reviews
Phenomenal. I had some brutal injuries that resulted in four surgeries and seriously disrupted my life. There can be no doubt that the quality of life I enjoy today was a direct result of working with Nevada Physical Therapy.Read More Reviews
I attended Nevada Physical Therapy for my post surgery physical therapy and have nothing but great things to say. For any of you reading this, this place is by far the best physical therapy place I have ever attended with exceptional staff. I had the pleasure to work with Dakota who is extremely knowledgeable, patient and would go above and beyond to make sure you're taken care of.Read More Reviews