Knee Pain


Knee Pain

Knee pain is extremely common and something we frequently see across all age groups. It can occur after an injury or can simply present pain without any clear mechanism or cause, but because there are several factors that impact knee function, it’s important to understand why it has happened.

Traumatic injuries make up a portion of knee pain that we see and it is important in these incidences that we can properly evaluate the extent of the injury and produce a clear diagnosis which will help guide the necessary treatment plan.

Like all joints within our bodies, knees are susceptible from developing osteoarthritis which can cause varying degrees of pain and dysfunction. Simply put, this occurs due to a natural degenerative process which causes damage to the knee joint surface and can limit the available range of movement.

We appreciate that people’s goals will vary dramatically; from running marathons, squatting 200kg, or simply taking the dog for a walk pain free. Our approach for all will stay consistent, identify the cause, improve any relevant shortcomings, create and execute a structured plan to help you achieve your goals.

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Client Testimonials

SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.

Carlo Del Fava

BBC Sport, Former Italian International

After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.

Lucas Longman

Heaton Harriers

Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!

John Trembley

USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!

Barry Murphy

2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist

I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!

Ryk Neethling

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder

SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.

Euan Murray

Former Scotland International