WHY WOULD YOU GO SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST EXPERT IN THE LOWER EXTERMITY?
- You have difficulty walking or using the stairs.
- You feel limited in your ability to perform your favorite sports and activities.
- You have pain when you sit for a long time.
- You’ve had surgery in the leg area.
THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST’S INTERVENTION:
The goal of treatment in physiotherapy is to optimize joint mobility, muscle strength and control of the different joints of the lower limb to maximize your function and potential.
A physiotherapist will assess the joints of your leg including the back, hip, knee, ankle and foot.
He/she will be able to establish an intervention plan (including exercises, manual therapy and motor control) adapted to your condition and rehabilitation goals.
Hip pathologies :
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Osteoarthritis of the hip
- Rhumatoid arthritis of the hip
- Tendinitis of the buttock (or the hamstrings)
- Tendinitis of the gluteus medius
- Stress fracture of the hip
- Fracture of the femoral neck or head of the hip
- Avascular necrosis of the hip
- Tear of the hip labrum
- Quadriceps or hamstring muscle strain
- Post-operative total hip replacement (THR)
- Ligament sprain of the knee (ACL,PCL, MCL, LCL)
- Postoperative ACL repair
- Meniscus injury
- Osteoarthritis of the knee or patella
- Femoro-patellar syndrome
- Patellar tendinitis
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Post-operative total knee replacement (TKR)
- Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome
- Pre-patellar bursitis
Ankle and foot pathologies:
- Fractures of the fibula or tibia
- Stress fracture of the tibia / foot
- Calcaneal fracture
- Ligament sprain of the ankle or foot
- Tendonitis of the Achilles Tendon
- Plantar fasciitis / Heel spur
- Shin splints
- Compartment syndrome
- Calf muscle strain
- Hallux valgus / Bunions
- Morton’s neuroma