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Knee pain is often regarded as a geriatric condition — part of the process of growing old —  but increasingly, more people under the age of 50 years old are suffering from persistent knee pain. Weight gain and weak muscles around the knee joint due to a sedentary lifestyle are common causes of wobbly knees among the younger population.


The conventional treatment is to treat a bad knee like a trauma-based injury where surgery such as, knee arthroscopy and knee replacement surgery are recommended.

However, most knee injury and pain happen gradually, rather than from an accident or a fall. Weak thigh muscles, putting more weight on one leg than the other, a tight hip or a sprained ankle can affect movement at the knee joint. They can cause injury and pain overtime.


Knee pain like back pain or shoulder pain is commonly known as a musculoskeletal disorder. The word, “musculoskeletal” is derived from two words, “muscle” and “skeleton.”

The medical treatment is focused on correcting the skeletal structure of the knee, but muscles play a major role in affecting the structural integrity of the knee. Muscles at the knee joint affect how well the knee extends and bends, for example. Correcting the muscle imbalance is known as a “functional” treatment versus a “structural” treatment like surgery.

What type of knee pain do you have? How can adding manual therapy to your exercise help you stay active?

A Functional Remedy

What Type of Knee Pain Do You Have?

Most knee pain happens gradually rather than from a fall or an accident. Is your knee pain on the anterior, posterior or lateral knee?

The location of the knee pain is a clue to relieving the pain… READ MORE

What is Exercise Plus Manual Therapy?

When you have knee pain, you don’t want to move for fear the pain would worsen. You are not alone. A study showed one in every two people with knee pain dropped out of prescribed exercises within two years because of exercise-induced pain.

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Class Options

Knee Care 1-to-1:

  • Everyone’s knee pain is different. The 1-to-1 offers a knee care program just for you.
  • We are qualified orthopedic manual therapists. We will assess and loosen the tension or pain at the knee joint for you. Manual therapy is like a massage, but more precise. When the tension is relieved, see better results from the stretching and exercise.
  • Enjoy an exercise program of Pilates and strength exercises to improve knee function. The exercises help you enjoy your walks and daily activities better.
  • Exercise with confidence, knowing we will loosen the tension on the knee as when you need.
  • Train in a studio that understands your pain.

Knee Care Duet:

  • Enjoy the privacy of a Class for Two.
  • Have an exercise program customised for you both to stretch and strengthen muscles around the knee joint.
  • Want to come on your own for the Duet? Yes, you can. We can pair you up with someone. Call us to learn more.

Pilates Mat Group:

  • Pilates is better known to improve core strength. But the Pilates program trains a better hip-and-leg alignment, which often benefits individuals with knee pain.
  • Mat Group starts from $20 / person for a trial. Class timings are Mon 8 am, Wed 5 pm, Thu 12 pm, Sat 2 pm.

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Knee exercises and activities that I can continue on my own

Working overseas, I came back to Singapore for a short four week holiday and thought I should get some Pilates classes to further strengthen my weak knee due to a meniscus tear. I found Move Therapy by googling and signed up for my 1-to1 trial class. May went through my problem and what the doctors did for me. She then designed a set of exercises and activities which I could continue on my own when I go back to work, overseas. After my first trial lesson, I was just so amazed by the differences in my legs. When I arrived back in Singapore, although I’ve recuperated from the meniscus tear through physiotherapy and physical therapy at the hospital, my legs still felt swollen and stiff. I was not able to bend my knees. My attempts at swimming, which was recommended by the doctor, was hard, as I wasn't sure how to move anymore. After my first session with May, my leg muscles felt more relaxed and subsequent sessions continued to make me feel I’m near full recovery. The exercises and activities May prescribed were easy enough to continue at home and in a gym anywhere I go. Thanks!

I'm running more, have less injury

I am an avid runner. I run 10km a few times a week. I had hurt my ankles, calves just to name a few of the body parts I’d injured from running. Many of times I didn’t wait until I have completely recovered before I resumed running. It had resulted in the injury being prolonged. After attending May’s Pilates classes for about a year, I have gained better awareness of my body and movement. May taught me a lot about core strengthening, maintaining good posture and about movement. I’m more aware of my running posture. I find myself correcting my posture on the go like altering my foot alignment when I encounter discomfort, as well as how to stretch after. I can run more often because I have less injury now. Thank you May.


"I was so worried about climbing Wutai Shan (Shanxi, China) because I'd knee pain. I wanted to  perform the Buddhist rite of walk, pray and kneel on every three steps up the 1,080 stairs of the sacred mountain. It was the main reason for going. It would be very difficult to do with my kneecap problem. My sister recommended Move Therapy to me. After one session, I was so surprised there was no more pain on my kneecap. I felt I was walking with very light steps. The relief was so immediate, it took me by surprise. Of course, I continued to roll after, using the foam roller. It wasn't just from one class at Move Therapy, but the class showed me how to and on which area of my legs I should focus on when I roll. I was able to walk, pray and kneel up Wutai Shan. A wish come true. No knee pain. Thank you."
Beng Lee

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