Knee Injury

Treated @ Lighthouse Physical Therapy

Treatment for Knee Injury in Spokane Metro Area

At Lighthouse all of our Doctors of Physical Therapy are SPECIALLY trained in rehabbing the dreaded ACL injury! All of our docs live by the ideology that ACL tears are not a condition, but instead a symptom of a greater issue. ACLs tears happen for a reason; POOR movement mechanics. This is evident by the high rate of ACL RE-tears following ACL repairs! At Lighthouse we actually correct the mechanical issue that caused the ACL to tear in the first place. We also specialize in returning patients back to sport following ACL tear or injury!

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Common Knee Injuries We Treat

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries: ACL injuries often occur during high-impact sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction. Treatment includes a multi-phase rehabilitation program that focuses on reducing pain and swelling, restoring range of motion, strengthening the knee, and gradually returning to sports activities.

Meniscus Tears: The meniscus can tear due to trauma or degenerative changes. Treatment may include manual therapy, strengthening exercises, and, if necessary, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation to ensure a full recovery.

Patellar Tendonitis: Often referred to as “jumper’s knee,” this condition is common among athletes. Our approach includes reducing inflammation, improving flexibility, and strengthening the surrounding muscles to alleviate pain and prevent recurrence.

Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome): This condition is characterized by pain around the kneecap and can result from overuse or improper knee mechanics. Treatment focuses on correcting biomechanical issues, strengthening the quadriceps, and improving flexibility.

Osteoarthritis: Degenerative joint disease can cause significant knee pain and limit mobility. Our therapy includes joint mobilization, strengthening exercises, and techniques to manage pain and improve joint function.

Comprehensive Treatment Approach

At Lighthouse Physical Therapy, we utilize a variety of advanced techniques and treatments to ensure the best outcomes for our patients:

Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to mobilize joints and soft tissues, reducing pain and improving mobility.

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Therapy: BFR therapy uses controlled pressure to enhance muscle growth and strength without the need for heavy weights, making it ideal for rehabilitation.

Ultrasound Therapy: This modality uses sound waves to promote tissue healing and reduce pain, particularly beneficial for chronic knee conditions.

Functional Movement Assessments: We use advanced tools like DorsaVi to assess your movement patterns, identify dysfunctional mechanics, and tailor a treatment plan to address these issues effectively.

Custom Exercise Programs: Personalized exercise routines designed to improve strength, flexibility, and overall knee function, ensuring a safe and effective recovery.

Why Choose Lighthouse Physical Therapy?

Our team of experienced physical therapists is dedicated to providing individualized care tailored to your specific needs. With locations in Spokane Valley and Liberty Lake, WA, we are conveniently located to serve the greater Spokane area. Our commitment to using the latest technology and evidence-based practices ensures that you receive the highest quality care.

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing knee pain or have suffered a knee injury, schedule a consultation with Lighthouse Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine at (509) 928-3443 or visit to learn more about how we can help you get back to the activities you love.

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