Patellofemoral Syndrome


“I arrived at Mizuta & Associates the first week of April with knee problems in my right leg. At this time it was uncomfortable for me to walk more than a short distance without having to stop and stretch or give my leg a rest. My therapist greeted me as soon as I arrived and we began to get to work. Over the course of the next five weeks, we worked on the strength and flexibility of my knee with a variety of exercises, all of which I am able to do on my own at home. I was provided with a workout band, and I picked up an exercise ball as I was impressed with the exercises I could do with them, hitting muscles which aren’t normally used. Shortly after being discharged, I was able to make the 4-mile hike up Cowles Mountain, the Big Rock side, which just weeks earlier would have been a daunting, if not an impossible task. More importantly, I am back to doing my favorite activity a few days a week—mountain biking! The rest of the staff is extremely friendly, always greeting me with a smile when I walked in and making me feel like part of their family!” – J.R.