I coined the term POLITE Method for how I treat my patients. The ‘P’ is for improving posture and creating a plan of treatment.
The ‘OL’ is optimal loading. This means figuring out self-management activities for knee pain that are not too easy and not too difficult.
The ‘I’ in instruments that I use in the office for knee pain such as laser, DMS, and shockwave therapy that give effective short- and long-term pain relief benefits.
‘T’ is for taping the knee and I’ll teach you how to apply simple kinesio-tape to the knee for pain relief.
‘E’ is for education regarding the progressive nature of osteoarthritis (OA) and for pain management education; joint-sparing exercise advice including daily walking, balance tips, and falls prevention; and emotional and cognitive skills to improve quality of life; Eating for weight loss for those who are overweight or obese. Weight loss has been shown to improve mobility and reduce pain. For every one pound of weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in the load exerted on the knee for each step taken during daily activities. A weight loss of only 15 pounds can cut knee pain in half for overweight individuals with arthritis.
A low-carbohydrate diet has been shown to reduce weight in obese patients by ?10% and lead to improvements in self-reported scores for overall progress and functional ability.
If you like my POLITE approach call 310-444-9393 for an appointment.