Treatment for Lower Extremity Injuries

Lower extremity injuries are an unfortunate yet common occurrence. The injury itself can be to the hip, knee, ankle or foot, and can range from mild to severe. No matter the location or degree, lower extremity injuries often result in pain and decreased functional use. Conditions of the lower extremity require specialized care. The lower extremity does most of our weight bearing and the joint surfaces are vulnerable to wear and tear. Furthermore, sports injuries are common in the lower extremity. The joints and muscles in our lower extremity work together to form a “kinetic chain”. A kinetic chain is a series of joints and muscles working in perfect synchronization to produce complex actions such as walking and running. When one of the joints or muscles in this system is injured the whole kinetic chain can malfunction or be affected. At Coastal Rehabilitation, we specialize in treatment of injuries to the lower extremity. After a thorough and comprehensive evaluation, a CRI physical therapist will contract a tailored and individualized plan of care for you. Our therapists consider the entire kinetic chair when designing your program; this is because the correlation between all aspects of the kinetic chain are crucial to overall function and wellness. Physical therapy for lower extremity injuries often includes various treatment strategies focused on multiple areas of the kinetic chain (i.e. you may do hip exercises after an ankle sprain) to ensure optimal functioning of the whole chain. At Coastal Rehabilitation, we excel at developing individualized programs that incorporate these concepts and advance your program as you improve to help you return to all of your favorite activities. By doing so we achieve optimal results for you in returning to function and reduce the likelihood of re-injury.

  • Hip, Pelvis, Buttock & Groin Conditions/Injuries
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)
  • Sports Hernia (Athletica Pubalgia)
  • Total Hip Replacement/Arthroplasty
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Sprain/Tear
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain/Tear
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Total Knee Replacement/Arthroplasty
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease / Syndrome
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Arthritis
  • Lower Leg, Ankle & Foot Conditions/Injuries
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Peroneal Strain/Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints – Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Sever’s Disease / Calcaneal Apophysitis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Fractures

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At CRI, treatment sessions are typically 1 hour each, giving clinicians time to address both physical and functional impairments.