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Befit Physiotherapy is a fully equipped physio & sports injury clinic run by experienced physiotherapists and is conveniently located in Carlingford. Knee pain or knee injuries are extremely common and we provide comprehensive treatment at our clinic. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your knee pain or injury so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries eg ligament sprains and muscle strains, bone conditions eg knee arthritis, Osgood Schlatters, and biomechanical dysfunction eg Patellofemoral syndrome. It may even be referred from your sciatica!

Knee pain has many causes and your knee treatment varies considerably depending on an accurate diagnosis. Treatment can involve simple knee mobilisation techniques, massage, taping, stretches or strengthening exercises all the way through to a thorough rehabilitation protocol post knee reconstruction or knee replacement. Please consult your physiotherapist for the most accurate diagnosis and best treatment for your knee pain.

Common Sources of Knee Pain : If you suffer knee pain or injury, here are some common causes:

  • ACL Injury
  • Bursitis Knee
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Corked Thigh
  • Cramps
  • Discoid Meniscus
  • DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hamstring Strain
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Replacement
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Osgood Schlatter’s
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Plica Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
  • Stress Fracture
  • Thigh Strain

What can be done for your knee problems?

Physios can do a lot to help a damaged knee which can manifest itself as just a sore knee or even a clicking or grinding sensation. Here are some of the ways your knee can be helped:

Increase range of movement

A damaged or arthritic knee will often stiffen up. This can cause pain, weakness and loss of function. Increasing the movement in a stiff knee can improve all of these things.

Strengthen muscles

You only need a small amount of swelling or pain in your knee to cause inhibition of the important quadriceps (thigh) muscles. If these muscles are not working properly, it can lead to ongoing problems in your knee.

Release soft tissue restrictions

The soft tissue around your knee can tighten up due to muscle imbalance, inflammation and scar tissue. Your physiotherapist can identify if this has happened and release any tight tissue.

Bracing or strapping

Sometimes you will need tape or a brace to enable you to overcome a knee problem. This will enable you to remain as active as possible, within the limitations of your knee problem. Your physiotherapist can advise you what will work best.

Reducing inflammation

Physiotherapists use a number of measures to reduce pain and inflammation in a damaged knee. Reducing swelling and inflammation, as quickly as possible, is vital if you want a quick resolution of your knee problem.

Activity modification

If you have a painful knee, you need to avoid activities that place stress on the knee. Your physiotherapist can advise you what avoid most lunging to avoid. For example, if you have a problem under your knee cap you should and squatting exercises.

Rehabilitation after surgery

Physiotherapy after knee surgery is vital. You should commence this as soon as you can to achieve the best outcome possible.

Befit Physiotherapy Reviews

Anshu is a great physio with skill and experience. She treated me for unbalanced muscles in my left knee that caused me knee pains. She guided me through to 100% recovery. Would definitely recommend.read more
k t
03:14 08 Dec 18
I have been seeing Anshu for over 2 years row after having 2 knee surgeries. Last year I had a partial knee replacement and with Anshu’s commitment and her amazing knowledge and ability in knowing how little or how far she can go to make the treatment 100% effective!! 6 months after my surgery I was able to do a light jog which I never thought I would be able to do again.However I had a small complication and had to have the second operation which I had to return to Anshu for her help. I also had severe plantar fasciitis which after Anshu’s proper taping technique went away after about 4 months.I would highly recommend Anshu for Injury, Sports Injury etc.Karenread more
Karen Thomas
03:08 04 Nov 18
Anshu and her team provided me with brilliant care. I went to her in terrible pain and the physiotherapy at that time immediately relieved the symptoms and her subsequent ongoing support has been exceptional.read more
Lauren O'Neill
00:23 22 Sep 18
Very accommodating to my busy work schedule, my lower back problems have been fixed and i have not had to go back for over 6 months!read more
Jarred Parker
01:48 17 Sep 18
The place is clean, getting an appointment was easy, and reminder was sent via email or Mobil phone to remind one day early, also i was able to swipe my private health insurance card for the service. Mrs Anshu is friendly and professional.read more
Ashley Tian
03:40 09 Aug 18
I went to Anshu with a severe sciatic nerve pain in the back and once assessed, Anshu said I would probably need 4 to 5 weeks of treatment by massage and the hot pads. I could'nt bend over and touch the floor in my first week( hands only halfway down my shins ) but gradually after treatment by week 4, I was touching the floor and by week 5 could bend over numerous times to touch the floor. If you need any sort of Physio I would highly recommend Anshu and Befit Physiotherapy.read more
Robert O'Neill
11:31 27 Jun 18
Diagnosis is accurate. Treatment is generous - some practitioners treat one area as several small bits so as to increase the number of visits.read more
sup lin Ng
11:56 24 Jun 18
Anshu is a amazing physio, I saw her for my plantar fasciitis and experienced a speedy recovery. I would recommend her to anyone!read more
Craig Hayne
09:33 24 Jun 18
I came to see Anshu after my husband recommended her. She has been very helpful treating me throughout my pregnancy with back and nerve pain. I would recommend to anyone looking for a physio in the area.read more
Jessica Squillacioti
07:17 24 Jun 18
Very professional and effective treatment from Anshu. I can highly recommend her and will be returning to her practice if needed but currently I am "fixed". Thank you Anshuread more
Angelika Acock
07:02 24 Jun 18
Anshu is a great physio! She has helped me to recover from a motor vehicle accident, which also meant regularity liasing with my insurance company. She is very personable and I instantly felt comfortable with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone.read more
Regan Gates
04:41 24 Jun 18
easy to book. quality treatment.
Douglas Fyfe
04:22 24 Jun 18
I have been to many physiotherapists over the years and Anshu is the very best of the lot! She is very thorough and caring and offers excellent advice as well. She is also very professional. I am always feel so much better after a phsyiotherapy session with Anshu!read more
Ann Orchard
03:09 06 Nov 17
I highly recommend this small, but professional establishment. Anshu took great care in treating my injury and was even very understanding when I needed to make changes to my booked appointment at late notice. Will certainly be returning here when I’m in need of her services again!read more
07smily
02:47 05 Nov 17
I torn my ACL and I have been going through my post surgery rehab with Paul and Anshu for a few months. They are very professional and helpful. Their expertise is helping my get back into playing soccer and I am very grateful for all of their advice and the routines they have build for me. I would recommend them to anyone who needs physio.read more
Andrew Teoh
03:35 26 Oct 17
The best therapy service offered that I have come across. Very friendly and at the same time very thorough with the work. The exercise regime given to me made my recovery quick from my surgery pain and strengthened my muscles.Would highly recommend Anshu to anyone!read more
Sushma Shekar
04:36 20 Sep 17
Anshu from Befit listened carefully and asked questions to determine how I hurt myself - diagnosed me and started treatment. The initial session was the best experience compared to other times I have ended up at a physio. The rooms at Befit Physio are always prepared before I arrive and well set up with good equipment. The practice is run to time and appointments have timely and I have not been kept waiting.Anshu has shown concern and compassion for me and my injuries. She has also laid out the course of my treatment, home exercises and answered my questions.Pricing is good and I have not been hit up for extras. I would recommend Befit Physio to anyone requiring physio.read more
Paul Campkin
11:12 19 Sep 17
Had a very good experience and great benefit. Anshu is very patient. I'm more than happy to recommend her to friends and family.read more
Zaraf Shaikh
10:43 17 Sep 17
I have received treatment from Anshu Soodan at Befit Physio and have found her to be excellent. She is really positive to work with, has loads of ideas about how to tailor treatment to your particular lifestyle needs; and is also great at responding to quick questions via email rather than having to wait for the next session. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for physiotherapy.read more
Raman Mann
09:03 17 Sep 17
We both husband and wife saw Anshu in Oct 2016, for back pain. We found Anshu very pleasant and professional. She took the time to understand our issues, and provided treatment by massage and exercise. I also went back in June 2017 for calf injury issues. Anshu is very reasonable and effective. We both highly recommend Anshu and Befit Physio.read more
kard singh
08:06 17 Sep 17
I had a couple of session with Anshu at Befit and felt much better after the visit ! She is very courteous and professional.read more
Shilpi Sharma
00:35 28 Jul 17
I had a few treatments with Anshu at Befit and felt so much better afterwards! She was very kind and really listened and worked on the areas that were actually causing the problems but also worked on other areas to alleviate the tension that was there. All round great experience.read more
Sandra Motallebi
02:14 13 May 17
Anshu offers a really great, professional practice. She listens to your concerns and I always leave feeling completely better. She gives you helpful exercises to do in your own time as well. I would highly recommend Befit physio!!read more
olivia brancatisano
02:09 13 May 17
I have been suffering from arthritis for a long time since now. After visiting several doctors I have finally resorted to Befit Physiotherapy for the past few months. Anshu Sudan with a team of committed healers and physiotherapists tries their level best to provide excellent treatment at their clinic. You will be catered to for a period of about one and a half hours. In that short period of time each and every minute details will be taken care by them. The clinic is located at a favourable place. You can park your car in the front of the clinic.read more
Isam Dababo
18:36 26 Mar 17
I am an arthritis patient and I have consulted various physicians regarding this. But I have found no result at the end. In fact I was asked to go for an operation. In that moment of crisis I got hold of this amazing clinic named Befit Physiotherapy. I received an immediate appointment as I was in a critical condition. Anshu Sudan and her committed team of professionals treated me with care. I received world class treatment which I found in no corners of Australia. Their main objective is to treat the patient and not run after money. I am grateful to Anshu Sudan and her team.read more
Jon Machalek
04:17 28 Feb 17