In this “shortie” episode Erica discusses different ways she assesses the knee.
There are 3 parts to the knee joint and assessing a movement pattern that takes into account all these regions is key.
It’s not all about patellar tracking, right?
More often than not, one part of the knee is being compressed because of some overactivity in the muscles surrounding it.
The main takeaway is that evaluating these regions takes precision and it’s worth it to spend a few extra minutes doing so. Your patients will appreciate the specificity.
A glance at this episode:
- [1:45] The hip as the driver of knee motion
- [2:57] Knee assessment
- [5:08] Clinical pearl on knee pain
- [7:03] How to assess knee pain
- [8:48] Assessing knee pain with a body twist