When people with knee pain come to Evo Performance Rehab, they usually already know what's wrong and have tried a lot of different ways to feel better. If they have done physical therapy often, they have been given stretches to do and simple or basic exercises to do, yet they want to do more in their lifestyle, or they have to do more, such as going up and down sets of stairs, and they're still struggling to move without pain.
These people are running up against the same problem if they have been diagnosed or are feeling their symptoms in their knee when the actual dysfunction might be somewhere else in their lower leg. It is their upper thigh or their pelvis that is creating the inappropriate absorption of force that is making its way into the knee itself.
In an evaluation, we would take this person through a neurological search to find the underlying sources of where the brain has inhibited the function of muscles in the body—whether this is from old injuries, postural issues, or things as seemingly innocent as footwear choices.
Once the inhibited areas have been identified, our job is to retrain those areas to participate in the person's movements as they were intended. Sitting and standing in a chair or on the toilet can cause pain for people. Our job is to get the muscle firing again, even if that has nothing to do directly with the knee itself.
We have had people come in for knee pain where we have worked primarily on their ankles, and they have had significant relief within a very short time. We have also had people come in with knee pain, or we have worked mostly on their hips. We always follow what the nervous system tells us to do, rather than what the symptoms might be telling us. And then maybe it is common after an ACL reconstruction for an active person to have a very difficult time getting back to a true 100%.
Oftentimes, it is at least six months before they are pushing themselves in any sort of new direction, as activities like sports usually demand. It is routine for us that if we can work with someone as soon as possible before their reconstructive surgery and guide them through the process, they will achieve better results in a third to half of the normal time frame.
This is also true for knee replacements. We have an example of a client who did prep work before knee replacement, anti-atrophy work right after knee replacement, and rehab work right after that and passed all of the rehab. Physical therapy testing guidelines require clearance within two weeks and one day after surgery.
That is, we made it easier for the muscles and nervous system to stay active and avoid atrophy or spasm. Then, instead of the knee replacement putting a strain on the body, it became a joint upgrade to the body, and this person was allowed to progress extremely rapidly back to his normal level of activity.
One of our rehab specialists will be happy to talk with you during a free consultation call to learn more about your problem and determine whether we can probably help.
If you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can visit any of our facilities and work with a Neuro-Therapy practitioner to complete an evaluation treatment.
Experience a personalized treatment plan that uses movement and specific neurological stimulation to retrain your nervous system to work in "inhibited" areas.
Adam Bisek, a bodybuilding physique competitor and personal trainer came to Evo Performance Rehab after he had his pec torn and surgically reattached. Adam went through our Neuro-Therapy process and drastically accelerated his recovery.
Normal time to being able to do pushups post surgery: 6 months
Adam's time: 6 weeks
Normal rate of regaining range of motion: 5 degrees per week
Adam's Rate: Full range of motion within 3 treatments.
Zavier is a talented Running Back, but recently had a knee surgery and a major ankle surgery. Zavier came to Evo Performance Rehab and is now far surpassed what he thought 100% would be for him and the function of his ankle.
Dominic is an excellent Neuro-Therapy Coach for anyone in pain or dealing with an injury. His strengths include being deliberate in his approach, focused on restorative techniques, and in complete command of the therapy process. He places great significance on helping his clients feel better and regain their strength, and he does so with a strong belief in the power of the mind and body to heal. Overall, Dominic is a highly skilled and knowledgeable coach who can help his clients achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. If you're looking for a coach who can help you restore your physical and mental health, Dominic is an excellent choice. 👍
Dominic was fantastic! He helped me solve a nagging problem with my knee which then allowed me to complete a challenging hike in Switzerland we had been planning for years! If you have a physical issue, I highly recommend EVO!!
Dominic does great work!
Each Neuro-Therapy process begins with a free phone consultation, followed by an in-clinic or virtual evaluation treatment session.
We walk you through the Neuro-Therapy process so you can see the significant differences that even one session can make.
This helps us find the best treatment plan for your lasting success.