Osgood Schlatter Syndrome
Osgood Schlatter Syndrome is an inflammatory condition of the growth plate in the shin bone (tibia) near the knee caused by the Patella tendon pulling on it. The muscles of the thigh join together and form to become the Patella tendon which in turn joins to the shin bone and growth plate (tibia).
The condition occurs in active 11-15 year olds. Activities such as running, jumping, squatting and kneeling can create knee pain. The structures around the knee that are involved in keeping the knee stable are often involved in this condition. The quadriceps and hamstrings muscles will often be tight as they are trying to keep the knee stable. Active Release Technique (ART®) has been proven very effective in treating the structures involved in Osgood Schlatter syndrome. Our team at Summit Integrated Health Centre is fully qualified in treating Osgood Schlatter Syndrome.