“The hip bone’s connected to the….”

Category: Holistic Physical Therapy


When we say we treat the whole body, this is an example of what we mean:

If you have strained or torn your knee meniscus (the thick cartilage pad between your thigh bone and your lower leg), we want to know how your ribs move. It can be hard to believe that these two things are connected, but they are! 

Our ribs rotate both in front at the breastbone and in back at the spine. When you walk or run, one side of your ribcage will rotate down while the other rotates up, alternately. If you have tight neck or chest muscles that limit your rib rotation, you will have to compensate somewhere in the chain to make up for that deficit. While knees CAN rotate, they do not particularly like to. The last thing an irritated meniscus need is to do extra work. 

We set you up for success by: 

  • Catching it early, so it does not tear in the first place, 
  • If it is torn, improve mechanics in hopes of avoiding surgery, or 
  • Making your recovery from a surgical procedure faster and more complete.

We are different. We have a deep understanding of how the systems in our bodies all work together — and what happens when those systems stop functioning properly. 

Connected Physical Therapy will help you identify your compensation patterns and address the real issue, not just the symptoms. Call us to learn more or schedule an appointment! 541-500-1779 or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/connectedphysicaltherapy/

Kelly Martin, Physical TherapistWant to go further? If your goal is to be pain-free and powerful again, we are here to help you get rid of the compensation patterns that are holding you back. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment!

June 1, 2021 4:08 pm / Category: Holistic Physical Therapy