Navigating chronic knee pain can be an overwhelming journey, especially when physical activity seems out of reach. As we gracefully tread through the middle years of life, our bodies may present new challenges, and chronic knee pain can definitely be one of them.
Something I wish I knew years ago are the amazing benefits of applied kinesiology (AK) + chiropractic care for knee pain (or really any musculoskeletal pain problem). They offer gentle yet effective solutions for finding relief from persistent knee discomfort without the need for daunting surgeries or daily pain medication.
Chronic knee pain can stem from various sources, and the inability to engage in regular exercise might leave you feeling discouraged or frustrated. People always say "I was told I need to keep moving but I'm scared to make anything worse." And this is incredibly frustrating for people because this makes you feel stuck and confused. You have no idea what helps and what doesn't help. Some people say you should push through the pain and some people say "If it hurts, don't do it!".
So how are you supposed to know what to do???
Luckily for you I incorporate a diagnostic + treatment tool called applied kinesiology (AK) into every session. Instead of trying different exercises that you saw online or even the exercises that your physical therapist gave you a few years ago, hoping they might still give you some relief - AK involves simple and specific muscle testing to help me understand how well your muscles are functioning + how to treat them. It provides insights into imbalances or weaknesses without pushing your physical limits. The muscle testing is specific to what your body needs and exactly how it needs to be treated.
So, let's take a look at this scenario. Let's say you go to physical therapy, because that's where your primary care physician referred you to. You go and are likely being seen by one therapist that is juggling 3 other people at the same time. You don't get individualized attention AND you are given generic exercises that usually help most people reduce some of their knee pain. So you go 2x/week (at least) for 4 weeks and you see minimal results....
This is because there is likely a muscle if not several muscles around the knee joint, or even ankle and hip joints, that need to be fixed before you can start to rehab the area(s) back to full health. First you have to get your muscles working properly before you can start to load them, or else the root cause of the problem is not being directly addressed.
One of the beautiful aspects of applied kinesiology + chiropractic care is their ability to create very specific + personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.
Benefits Tailored for You:
Comfortable Approach: Applied kinesiology and chiropractic care offer a soothing alternative to manual therapy or exercises that may or may not help, allowing you to address the root cause of your chronic knee pain.
Customized Care: Your healing journey is as unique as you are. These practices understand that, providing tailored solutions that work specifically for your body, pace, and comfort.
Enhanced Ease of Movement: By gently addressing imbalances and misalignments, you may experience improved ease of movement, reduced stiffness, and a greater sense of comfort in your daily activities.
Mind-Body Wellness: Embracing a holistic approach, applied kinesiology and chiropractic care focus not only on physical symptoms but also on nurturing your overall well-being.
Once the poorly functioning muscles have been addressed, then I can guide your rehab process and give you exercises that will actually help once the muscles have started to work properly.
If chronic knee pain has brought you to a crossroads where traditional health care and exercises seem like they are getting you no where, please know that there are alternatives that prioritize your individualized healing journey. AK + chiropractic care offer a pathway to your chronic knee pain relief tailored to your needs.
If this is something you or a family member are interested in, please reach out!
Text or call: (386) 227-6151