My response to being introduced to the GoKnee was one of relief. Relief that there is now a product for patients that is user friendly, conceptually smart and biomechanically sound that will allow patients to make knee ROM gains under their own control. My 27 years of work experience in outpatient orthopedics and homecare has consistently demonstrated that increased patient control, especially when pain is involved, results in faster gains in both objective measurements and usage of those gains in functional activities.
I do a good job in the clinic with folks, but the carryover is what this device provides. I can’t manually provide the lasting tissue change you get from repeated sustained stretch. The device simply and mechanically gives the knee a light joint distraction for comfort and capsule motion.
The GoKnee™ protocol was hard, but I liked that the PT did not have to bend or stretch my knee.