Knock knees are what we call (Valgus knee) in the medical term.
So what causes your knee to “go in”?
1. Genetics are a big contributing factor for people who suffer from moderate to severe knock knees. These cases normally require surgical intervention.
2. Flat feet (also genetics) can also cause knock knees , as it changes the alignment of your whole foot. The use of orthotics to lift up your arch and change your footwear. There are also exercises that physiotherapists can teach individuals to help reduce the progression of your flat feet.
Some other contributing factors for knock knees that we as physiotherapists normally see are mild to moderate knock knees individuals which the likelihood of the contributing factors were more environmental/ biomechanics rather than genetics.
3. Tight inner thigh muscles will pull your thigh inwards causing your knee to turn slightly inwards as well hence stretching them are vital.
4. Weak gluteal muscles will lead to inability for you to control the turning out of your hip which leads to an alignment issue that collapses your knee inwardly.
The youtube video that we created will show you some simple exercises that will help kick start your knock knees problem.
Here at Capital Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists are the experts in helping you to fix your posture/alignment issues as well as all the discomfort that comes with it!
Want to know more about Melanie – Our Hawthorn Physiotherapist?
Our physiotherapist, Melanie Lim, has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy Graduate from the University of Melbourne.
With her wealth of clinical experience – in both public and private systems, Melanie is contactable at Capital Physiotherapy’s Hawthorn Physio clinic to provide you with the best physio treatment in the Hawthorn and for the surrounding suburbs.
At the Hawthorn physio clinic, Capital Physiotherapy offer bulk billing for their patients. Get in contact with Melanie today and book an appointment for a one on one session with her!She has completed advance training to specialise in a range of physical therapy treatments such as sport, dance, pre and postnatal, and dry needling. With a keen interest in treating and educating her clients (and YouTube audience), she aims to create custom pain treatment management plans for the Hawthorn community, and Melbourne at large.
We also provide Telehealth Consultation for your safety and convenience during this pandemic.
Keeping in mind these tips/advice are of general nature and do not take your injuries/history into considerations. If you are experiencing any pain or would like an individualised tailored program to help improve your dancing, I highly recommend you speak to any one of your physiotherapists to guide you through your rehab journey.
Here at Capital Physiotherapy, our women’s health physiotherapists are the experts in helping you to fix your issues as well as all the discomfort that comes with it!
We can help you lead a healthier and pain free lifestyle.
Our physiotherapist will be able to give a full assessment on you and come out with individualised advice/ treatment plan that is tailored for your particular needs.
At Capital Physiotherapy, your initial appointment is 40-60minutes long. This allows our physios to be thorough in their assessment, as well as giving them enough time to give you treatment on the same consultation!
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