After years of specialist training our Consultant Physiotherapist, Estelle Mitchell has developed a combination of therapies creating a Specialist Knee Clinic. With no surgery, no drugs and no long rehabilitation Estelle’s Specialist Knee Clinic has a 90% success rate.
The first step is a full and detailed assessment with our Consultant Physiotherapist, Estelle Mitchell. Often patients feel they have “seen everyone” or have been told to “wait until it gets worse”. By taking the time to take a full and detailed history and then do a detailed clinical assessment Estelle can understand the true cause of the problem.
By understanding the true cause of the issue Estelle can then work with you to design a treatment plan that works.
Your treatment plan might include any or all of the following depending on your exact situation.
A combination of traditional hands on techniques, cutting edge technology and the latest findings mean that our Consultant Physiotherapist, Estelle Mitchell, will support and analyse your progress throughout your treatment.
A base of highly professional physiotherapy and technical knowledge underpins your entire treatment.
This amazing German therapy treats the main types of tissue found in all joints, including the knee:
This can be used to treat a wide range of complaints including long term arthritis of the knee, recent or old sports injuries and ligament (ACL or cruciate) injuries.
Elite Seat ®
Full knee extension is a critical, and often neglected, aspect of reducing pain in the knee. If you can’t fully extend your knee then the joint cannot function correctly and therefore you continue to have pain. Full extension is often one of the first things that is “lost” when we injure our knees.
This amazing tool allows us to support and gradually increase knee extension faster and more effectively than exercise alone. Imported from the States the introduction of this one piece of equipment has dramatically increased our success rates.
Every step you take the impact from your foot is passed up the kinetic chain, and the first big “cushion” for this impact is the knee (and the meniscus). Knee and foot alignment are critical in relieving the pressure and allowing injuries to heal.
Reducing or relieving this impact long term can also slow or stop the progression of long term conditions and ensure pain free movement long term.
Using sophisticated video gait analysis software and foot pressure analysis we can assess you completely while you are moving to ensure that your movement remains pain free.
Muscle wastage happens fast, in as little as 2 days after injury muscle size and strength can decrease. This loss can complicate recovery and the muscles can quickly “forget” how to work well. The Kneehab TM stimulates muscle activity and aids muscle growth. Most importantly it also helps to reconnect the “mind/muscle” connection.
While all our therapies and techniques are designed to work fast and efficiently we don’t just leave you hanging at the end of your therapy. Ongoing reviews are part of the package and we will often give you follow up exercises as well as telephone and email support for those patients not on the Costa del Sol full time.