The GoKnee™ was born out of a passion for helping others get better following knee surgery. Take a look at just a few of our clients and hear what they think about the GoKnee.
“The surgeon knew we were doing therapy using this device AND therapist! Chas is walking unassisted since surgery on the 13th last month and has amazing strength in his knee and leg! It works! Much more cost effect than hundreds of dollars in copays elsewhere. I am Chas’ wife E and RN 35 years. Sonya Briggs is a Physical Therapist that truly wants to make a difference! We are thankful be cause Chas has done so good we can get the other knee done before the years end. He had his post op appt last week and the PA was shocked by his progress! The video guides you through the exercises after Sonya came to eval him and teach him how to use the device! Chas is very active and has done these exercises at home! Now we go to PT at Sonya’s office to progress more with weights! Chas got the ok to drive too from the ortho PA and safely gets in and out of his truck! Thanks so much Sonya for your amazing device and therapy program! He would not be this far without you!! It has allowed him to get his life and functioning back!!
After using the GoKnee, I was able to pedal a bike, which I haven’t done in 20 years, because they were always too stiff
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.
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.
featured patient story
Hello to all the people out there who hear the grinding of bones, feel the excruciating pain when you try to go up or down steps, try to pick up something from the floor or in general, just walking a short distance.
My name is Mona Taylor and my right knee was replaced November 19, 2019. I had exhausted all the first options of steroid shots and rooster comb (I don’t know the correct name of these shots) shots. I had tried the other options hoping that I would not need a knee replacement, but when the doctor said I was bone on bone, I had no other option.
The biggest fear of the surgery was physical therapy. I had heard all the horror stories of the PT bending, straightening, and twisting your knee which brought even the “manliest” man to tears. Not to mention the ones who said they had 1 knee replaced, but would NEVER, EVER have the other one replaced. I was definitely afraid that if a PT did this to me, I would lose all control and start swinging!
Then, I heard of the revolutionary “THE GO KNEE”. After researching this device, I decided this definitely was the way to go. I’ll just admit up front that I am terrified of pain. When I heard that working with “THE GO KNEE” let you control your own pain, I was all in.
When I had my pre-op visit with my surgeon, I was prepared…I had printed all the information I could from “THE GO KNEE” website in great hopes that he would allow me to do this instead of the routine PT. He had not heard of the device, but said “Give it a try and let me know how it goes” Needless to say I was ecstatic!
I am in no way athletic and am quite challenged when it comes to coordination, so if I can do it, ANYONE can do it.
Using “THE GO KNEE” is very convenient as a patient and to the ones who help you through the surgery. You do it in your own home so you don’t have to depend on someone to pick you up and take you to PT, you don’t have to get dressed to go out (and this is a challenge in itself), but the main benefit is that you do control your own pain…..the PT does not touch you, except to measure your progress. Therefore, I didn’t have to swing at anyone!!
Now, if I see someone with knee problems (those of you who have it know you can pick those people out), I just go up to them, ask if they need surgery and then start “THE GO KNEE” sales pitch.
If you haven’t been completely convinced of the benefits of this products before now, I certainly hope I have convinced you now! Give it a try. If you do cry, it will be your own fault, now someone else’s!
The GoKnee™ was developed by three physical therapists when they saw a need. After exhausting all typical efforts to regain normal ROM in a difficult post-op total knee replacement, they realized they needed a tool to mimic their hands on his knee when he was at home. When they couldn’t find a tool that fit their needs, they built one. “Necessity is the mother of invention.”