Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee) Physiotherapy Singapore
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Jumper’s Knee is the common term for Patella Tendinopathy.
Typically, it presents with
knee pain that gradually increases with running, jumping and landing activities over time/repetition , because as the physical load and strain on the Patella Tendon increases and microscopic damage develops in the tissue that makes up
Early recognition by a doctor or Specialist Physiotherapist
is important as the outcome is better if treatment is initiated early.
Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee) Physiotherapy Symptoms
Our knees and patella tendon experiences the highest and greatest amount of stress when we jump and land. Other than patellar tendinopathy being caused/aggravated by sports-related use/overuse, jumper's knee is also linked to ageing.
You see, as we grow older, our cellular regeneration rate decreases over time, and this means that damaged tissues regeneration slows and the quality of the tendon also decreases...which also explains why jumper's knee usually is a gradual condition, and not a sudden/acute condition.
There is presence of pain in the tendon which increases due to weight bearing/loading activities such as walking, running and jumping. It
will usually feel tender to touch just below our knee cap. Also, there usually will be pain and tightness
when bending, squatting, or straightening our knees as well as knee stiffness first thing in the morning is common.
Factors that increase your chance of developing patellar tendinopathy:
- Being physically active
- Increase in training
- Changing sport
- Hard training surface
- Muscle weakness
Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee) Physiotherapy Treatment
As your tendon heals, our highly skilled specialist knee physiotherapists may
gently mobilize the soft tissue by providing gentle controlled stress, that helps the
tendon to adapt and gain tensile strength.
Recovery is optimized
by using a program that utilizes ‘eccentric muscle work’,
which is muscle that is lengthening while
contracting – a contraction that occurs during movements such as landing
Maximal tension is generated in the muscle
during the eccentric contraction and this causes the tendon to "tell itself that it NEEDS to grow, adapt and
get stronger", and it does with the specialist physiotherapy sessions.
Our highly trained Sports and Knee Physiotherapists will guide you
through this rehabilitation process, tailoring your treatment to both
your needs and your sport.
Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee) Physiotherapy - Our Expertise
Our Specialist Physiotherapists are carefully selected based on their expertise, experience and passion, and they are more than able to manage Patellar Tendinopathies and runner's knees.
our specialist knee physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment to
determine the cause of your tendinopathy, and this helps them to create the
most appropriate treatment to you to help you recover.
Our highly skilled Specialist Knee Physiotherapists will provide expert treatment for your pain on top of prescribing specific tendon and knee exercises to treat and strengthen your knee,
reducing your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.
They will use a variety of evidence based therapies and treatments to help get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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