At Duke Orthopaedics, physical therapy is an integral part of a knee injury treatment plan. Our licensed physical therapists are involved in all aspects of preoperative, operative, and non-operative care of knee patients.
Our physical therapists meet with patients to educate them about their knee injury or problem and instruct them in exercises that will help strengthen and restore function to their knees.
Physical therapy is often beneficial for patients suffering from knee pain related to minor sprains, strains, or tears but who don't require surgery. Sometimes practicing a few targeted exercises each week is enough to restore full function and mobility to the knee joint.
Physical therapy is often required after surgery to teach patients how to properly apply weight and pressure on the healing knee.
Duke physical therapists offer the most advanced equipment and technology to assess knee injury and rehabilitate patients. Our tests and treatments include:
In addition to traditional physical therapy, therapists offer the following rehabilitation services and programs to help restore full stability and mobility to patients with knee injuries:
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment for knee injury physical therapy with a Duke physical therapist. We see patients from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, NC, and beyond.