Anterior Knee Pain / Patella Femoral Pain

Patellofemoral Pain / Knee Pain / Anterior Knee Pain
How Physio in Auckland, Grey Lynn and Ponsonby can help you!

Knee pain is common painful condition found in knees. People using feel pressure or pain right underneath the kneecap or patella. This pain is exacerbated by walking down stairs, repeated knee flexion such as squats and lunges or just prolonged periods sitting.

Normally these problems are structural and biomechanical, and will improve knee pain with specific technique from Bodyreform Physio’s in Ponsonby/Grey Lynn.

Tight muscles around the lateral leg and knee can strongly attribute to the knee cap not sitting on the ridges of the femur correctly. This facilitates the weakness of the inner range quadricep which strengthens the knee to reduce knee pain. This muscle is like the abdominals of the torso or lower back.

Tight or weak buttock muscles can also attribute to knee pain or knee problems. This is why modified pilates is so effective in balancing the body out and improving muscle timing to correct function.

A good start for your knee pain rehab is to ‘get on your bike’. Stationary of course, this helps to strengthen the buttock and the inner range quadriceps. Cycling for knee pain should be practiced every day, with slowly increasing the resistance. Specific quadriceps exercises for the affected knee is also practised. As with specific gluteal exercises specific to strengthening post knee pain is strongly encouraged.

Come and see Bodyreform Physios to assess your knee pain and obtain high standard treatment and rehabilitation.


After my second baby was born, my body was a wreck, with constant back and pelvic pain that made it hard to cope with the physical demands of being a mother. Regular physio – and lots of care, support and encouragement – from Sarah has made a vast difference. I’m far stronger and very nearly pain-free – better than I was before I had children.

– Nicki Judkins

Nicki Judkins
I was 44 when I first went to Sarah with a background of sports injuries related to running. I have previously had several years of treatment from physiotherapists but continued to suffer from injuries as my running distances increased. Since being treated by Sarah I have been able to complete both a half marathon and my first full marathon – both in times I was delighted with. I am in no doubt that without her ongoing care I would not have been able to achieve my marathon goal.
-Carolyn Burnet
Carolyn Burnet
As a New Zealand age group representative duathlete, I was experiencing regular and ongoing muscular problems in both lower legs. Since attending Sarah’s one-on-one Pilates sessions, my leg problems have completely disappeared. Sarah’s innovative ideas and caring communication have made what started out as a trying ordeal into a weekly Pilates session that I now look forward to.
-Chris Fletcher
Chris Fletcher
I have been coming to Bodyreform for about 8 years after years of on / off treatment for a lower back problem which resulted in sciatic pain. Not only did they remove the pain, but they also taught me how to support and manage the problem through strengthening my inner core muscles and correcting my posture. Body Reform’s Physios worked hard on my rehabilitation and they maintain a strong relationship / friendship with me that ensures I can look forward to aging gracefully and in a pain free fashion.

-Jan Woodhouse

Jan Woodhouse, FNZILA
NZILA Registered Landscape Architect

Jan Woodhouse