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Hip / Knee / Ankle

Physical Therapy Services

Conveniently located in Waterloo, NY on Rte 5 & 20

Finger Lakes Physical Therapy

(315) 539-4683
"Austin's is great. They work with you to get you back in the best of shape after injuries and surgeries between working in the gym or in the pool, which is wonderful."
-- JESSICA F. --
"Brilliant physical therapists who genuinely care and want to help you! The facility is nice and up to date as well, and I love the heated pool!"
-- LISA M. --

Physical Therapy for Hips, Knees, & Ankles

Hip and knee pain slowing you down? Get moving again with Austin Physical Therapy Center. Hip joint pain and knee pain can seriously interfere with your life, especially if you are dealing with both simultaneously. It can feel like there’s no answer to your pain besides over-the-counter medications.

Whether you’re experiencing hip pain, knee pain, or both, physical therapy can help get to the root of your problem safely and comfortably, without the need for harmful drugs or surgery. Hip and knee pains can be experienced together or separately, but it is important to note that as the old saying goes, your knee bone is connected to your hip bone, therefore what happens with one, affects the other.

Your hips and knees are part of the same kinetic chain, meaning they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body and posture to function properly. Pain felt in the hips and/or knees may originate in the joints themselves, but it may also be a result of an underlying condition in another part of the body.

Common causes of knee and hip pain:

Many times, the hips and knees suffer the same diseases, disorders, and injuries. For example, overuse injuries such as tendinitis and chronic muscle strain are common in both the hips and knees because both joints are constantly in use. They are also both subject to acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and dislocation.

Hip and knee pain can also be affected by pain that is referred from a pinched sciatic nerve, as the nerve travels through both areas. Imbalances in your stance or gait may cause abnormal stresses and premature wear-and-tear in your hips and knees, resulting in painful symptoms or arthritis.

Physical therapy treatments at Austin Physical Therapy Center can help to greatly reduce your hip and knee pain. In many cases, our physical therapist can even relieve your pain altogether, sparing you the need for surgery or medications. Call (315) 539-4683 to schedule your appointment today.

Is Pain in Your Foot or Ankles Holding You Back?

Dealing with pain in your feet or ankles can cause dread and agony when taking the stairs, walking a block to your office, or even driving your car. If you’re suffering from foot and ankle pain, your quality of life can be greatly impacted, but our physical therapists can help get to the source of your pain and get you back on track.

The foot is incredibly complex, containing approximately two dozen bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because of all the complicated structures that make up your feet and ankles, pain in those areas is common. Even mild pain can cause physical limitations in your daily life, but it doesn’t have to be that way!

Possible causes of your foot/ankle pain:

There are several reasons why you might be experiencing pain in your feet or ankles. Foot and ankle pain can occur suddenly due to an acute injury, or it can develop over time in relation to a chronic, underlying condition. Some of the more common causes of foot pain and ankle pain, include:

• Tarsal tunnel syndrome
• Strains and sprains
• Plantar fasciitis

• Fractures
• Bursitis
• Arthritis

• Gout
• Fallen arches
• Tendinitis

Ready to experience relief?

Our physical therapists are movement experts, trained to pinpoint the cause of your pain through a variety of diagnostic techniques. During your evaluation, we will examine your range of motion, strength, coordination, medical history, joint mobility, and mechanics of your joint motion.

Physical therapy is a natural, easy, and comfortable way to find relief for hip, knee, foot, and ankle pain, without the need for harmful drugs or invasive surgery. Once our therapist has established the cause of your extremity pain, they can create a specialized combination of physical therapy methods to manage and relieve your pain.

Your treatment plan may involve gentle manual therapy, which helps to restore normal joint movement, ease soft tissue restrictions, and promote circulation. It could also include specific therapeutic exercises to restore strength and the correct sequence of muscle activation around the affected areas.

Another benefit of physical therapy is that you’ll learn new ways to move your body to enhance your strength and to prevent the recurrence of future problems.

Call our office at (315) 539-4683 to schedule your initial appointment!

Questions? Need to schedule an appointment? Call (315) 539-4683 today!