The patellar tendon sits at the front of the knee, connecting the knee cap to the lower leg, so that when the thigh muscles (Quadriceps) contract, the leg straightens.
This tendon is therefore subjected to stress and strain all day long as we load it with our bodyweight when we squat, lunge, walk and run etc.
However, when the tendon is exposed to excessive strain/loading, the tendon tissue can react by becoming sensitive. Like an alarm signal to let us know we have over done it. In years gone by, clinicians thought that the tendon perhaps became inflamed; however, research now shows this not to be the case at all.
A big part of Physiotherapy, is therefore about rehabilitating the tendon in order to make it less sensitive to, and more tolerant of, loading. Whilst we may use various treatments to facilitate a speedy recovery, our main aim is to use rehabilitative exercises to strengthen the tendon and make it more tolerant of the stresses and strains of your lifestyle, so that you can get back to although the physical activities you enjoy.
To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, call us on 0121 687 3079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Edgbaston Priory & Aston University
We now have a clinic at Edgbaston Priory Club all day on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and at Aston University on a Thursday morning. Please click on the links below for details of these locations.
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Over the years we have built up a relationship and mutual respect with various organisations. We also offer discount rates for some of these clubs.