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Injuries

knee pain - Total Knee Replacement

People frequently come to see us at Muscle IQ because of knee pain. Sometimes it is because of a sports injury, but usually it is just knee pain that has developed over time. The knee starts hurting during walking, running, skiing, or climbing stairs. We also see people after a Total Knee Replacement, ACL surgery, or a Meniscus tear. The best is to avoid knee surgery if you can. We help patients get back to pain-free living by following a whole-body approach to knee rehab.

What to expect on your First visit

During your initial evaluation at Muscle IQ you will receive a comprehensive assessment from a highly skilled physical therapist. Our therapists each have over 18 years of experience. (Click Here for Bios) . We will listen to your story. We want to know how you were injured, when your pain started, and how it has affected your active life. We will assess your motion, your spinal positioning, and your muscle strength. We will identify your problem areas and begin treatment on the very first day. Our manual therapy treatment method follows the Fascial Distortion Model (More about FDM) .You should expect to start seeing some improvement on the very first visit (i.e., more motion, more strength, less pain). We have seen from experience that most people with chronic low back pain are deconditioned. Strong muscles protect against re-injury. On your first visit we will begin a Muscle Rehab Program that will start you on the road to recovery.

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The Fascial Distortion Model(FDM) for Knee Pain

We are the only physical therapy clinic in Utah that offers this type of examination and treatment for knee pain called the fascial distortion modelFDM. FDM is presently the most effective manual pain therapy. By means of body language and pain description the therapist is immediately in the position to pinpoint the problem and help the patient with manual techniques. FDM is especially suitable for pain within the musculoskeletal system. Now, many "known" therapy-resistant conditions (chronic pain patients) can be successfully treated with FDM. Due to the quick therapy success, FDM has become very popular among athletes.

 

 

 

 

What others are saying about muscle IQ.

Muscle IQ Physical Therapy is amazing!!! Their staff is very personable and great to be around. I came into their office in severe pain and unable to walk due to muscle weakness after having my twins. Dr. Knudsen worked specifically with my problems and listened to my concerns. I loved that they were able to measure my progress with their special equipment and help me get back to full functionality in 3 months. I was very skeptical of physical therapy due to bad past experiences, but they blew me out of the water with their hands on care!! -Trisha J.