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What’s Causing Your Knee Pain? -Step Down TEST

What’s Causing Your Knee Pain?

Here is one test we do in clinic to help assess our patients with either knee pain or hip pain. It’s called the lateral step test.

What we are looking for in this test include:

  • coordination with the movement
  • knee movement (medial/lateral)
  • strength (how easy/how many)

Lots of times we’ll see people with knee pain have movement to the middle or to the side with their knee as they perform the test. If they have a lack of coordination or a lack of strength in their hips and or quads, this is apparent during the test.

This is just one part of our assessment in clinic, but it can give you physical therapist good data to go off of when creating your Knee Pain Program!

At Peak Pursuit Performance and Rehab, we offer both in person physical therapy services in Salt Lake City, Utah and online remote consultations for those outside the city. If you are looking for help with your knee pain, give us a call at (801) 215-9087.


Dr. Drake Griggs

Peak Pursuit Performance & Rehab

We Help Active Adults In The Salt Lake Area Overcome Injury And Reach Peak Performance, Avoid Unnecessary Time Off, All Without Medications, Injections, Or Surgery.