Jim Pape, MPT, CSCS

Jim Pape, Physical Therapist

Question: My knee hurts when I run. Sometimes it hurts on the outside, other times in front of the knee. Could physical therapy help me?

Answer: There are many reasons for knees to be painful when running. A physical therapist could help identify the specific reason for your pain, then put together a treatment program to facilitate your return to pain-free running. That program could consist of modalities like ultrasound, heat, ice, electrical stimulation, hands-on manual therapy, and specific exercises that you could eventually perform on your own. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Jim at the STARS Downtown YMCA location at 424-8175.