Find a knee specialist

Our 12 tips will help you find a physical therapist who specializes in treating knee problems.


Good knee care cannot be taken for granted. For both knee surgery and rehabilitation, it is important to find the right knee specialist. After all, the outcome of your recovery depends in part on the quality and content of knee rehabilitation. After reading our tips, will you rehab with the physical therapist on the street corner, or will you look for a knee specialist? Read the 12 tips on how to recognize a specialized physical therapist. 

Find knee specialist



How many patients with knee problems do you rehabilitate per year?

Numbers don't always say everything, but is a good indication about someone's specialty.

Will there be group or individual training?

Cruciate ligament rehabilitation is not something you do alone. In addition to individual training, group training is an important adjunct.

Is there a suitable space to train?

A training room should provide sufficient space for free movement and training.

How long are you allowed to train?

Proper knee rehabilitation is not limited to a 30-minute physical therapy session.

Are there sufficient and appropriate training materials?

In addition to adequate space, the available training materials are essential to your rehabilitation.

Is rehabilitation progress assessed with interim measurement?

Good rehabilitation is characterized by intermediate tests that assess the progression of your recovery.

Does rehabilitation conclude with performance testing?

Performance testing gives an indication of whether sports resumption is possible.

Is there outdoor or field training?

Outdoor and field training are an essential part of your rehabilitation should you eventually want to return to sports.

How big is the knee team (in case of illness, vacation you should be able to pass)

You want to be able to continue your rehabilitation under all circumstances

Which clinics and orthopedic surgeons are collaborating with?

It is nice and important if your physical therapist maintains short lines of communication with your orthopedic surgeon.

Is your schedule aligned with that of your physical therapist?

A logical question, but when schedules don't match, rehabilitation becomes difficult.

Can you motivate each other

It is essential to have a good relationship of trust with your physical therapist. Your physical therapist is your coach you need to motivate enough to train hard.

A few practical tips:
  • Travel time: is the travel distance feasible (2-3 times a week)
  • Opening hours: can you combine school, study and/or work hours with physio appointments.
  • Click: Have a good click and confidence in your therapist.

Via this link you can read more detailed answers to the above questions.