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Knee Rehabilitation and Therapy in Guilford

Our knees work hard just moving through our daily activities. Walking, climbing stairs or bending down to pick up grocery bags all take a toll on your knees. Add sports, arthritis or excess weight to the mix and your knees just might cry out “enough!”

The knee is incredibly complex, containing two joints, muscles, ligaments and cartilage discs. The tibiafemoral joint is between the thigh and lower leg; the patellafemoral joint is between the kneecap and the thigh. The muscles and ligaments surrounding the joint provide the necessary stability.

Because the knee is a major weight-bearing joint, pain in the knee can be debilitating. One of the main culprits of knee pain is muscular imbalance surrounding the knee complex. If left untreated, this can contribute to the formation of arthritis, an inflammation and stiffening of your knee joint.

Other reasons for knee pain can include:

  • Foot and Ankle imbalances
  • Hip joint issues
  • Unevenly developed leg muscles
  • Inflammation caused by overuse
  • Back issues

Whatever the cause, knee pain can stop you from enjoying the activities you love and even affect day-to-day life.

Many doctors only prescribe medications or surgery to correct the problem. Chiropractic can be the non-surgical alternative you have been looking for!

Our bodies are machines that work well when all the parts are in order. Once one part goes out of whack, it affects all the other parts. For example, if your back is hurting, you might walk favoring the side that’s in pain. That change in your walk affects your hip, which then affects the angle of your knee, causing pain.

When coming in for knee pain, we will start with a consultation and examination and then take X-rays unless you have already had images recently taken; if yes, please bring those to the appointment. We’ll look at the X-rays, and come up with a plan and try to identify the structures that are causing the problem. Then you will receive an adjustment. Some of our patients don’t know that we can adjust extremities such as knees. We sure can and we are able to do it well!

During your visit, Dr. Spencer will utilize the Knee Protocol from the Trigenics Institute of Functional Neurology. As a neurologically based muscle assessment and treatment system, Trigenics helps tap into the neurology of the muscle contraction and helps to reset improper patterns or imbalances in the muscle. This will occur throughout the treatment session.

This approach to treatment combines many different techniques at the same time to achieve a greater effect. It is a full-body assessment and treatment system that instantly relieves pain and increases strength and movement.

Trigenics is a safe and effective therapy that can be performed on people of all ages. In many cases, patients notice results on their first visit.

Dr. Spencer will either use a massage device or his hands to pinpoint the muscles that are causing the problem and reset them. That could mean lengthening shortened muscles or strengthening weakened muscles.

How soon will I experience results after receiving Trigenics?

Most people notice dramatic results fairly quickly. We sometimes hear after patients get off the table, “Wow, that’s great; I’ve never felt this good!”
How many sessions will it take until I start feeling relief?

As everyone is different it’s hard to say. Our experience shows that knee care plans are typically about eight weeks; each care plan is tailor-made. There are 15 or more different muscles that can affect the knee, we try to identify which ones are the problem. For one patient a certain muscle group could be affected, for another patient a different muscle group could be the issue.
How long does each treatment take?

Each one takes 5-10 minutes, depending on whether we’re just treating one or both knees.
Will I be given stretches and exercises to do at home?

Yes, we will provide you with custom-tailored stretches and exercises to support the joint. We also will give you a topical analgesic and a massage stick.
Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. It’s our desire to make our plans as affordable as possible so you can get the care you need.
Could Trigenics help me avoid knee replacement surgery?

It could. We never can make any promises, of course, but we’ve had patients who were able to cancel their surgeries due to the great results they got with Trigenics. It’s important to note, however, that this therapy does have limitations and for some patients, surgery will be the best approach.

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Accomplish more in less time using Trigenics. Contact us today to book an appointment for knee rehabilitation and therapy in Guilford.


Knee Rehabilitation and Therapy in Guilford, Branford CT | (203) 533-1130