Riješite se bolova i ograničenog pokreta u koljenu!

Detaljnim pregledom i ciljanim planom i programom rehabilitacije riješiti ćemo Vas tegoba s koljenom brzo i dugoročno!

Problemi s koljenom mogu Vas svakodnevno ograničiti!

If these questions are familiar to you znači da trebate pomoć. 

Trebate riješiti probleme s koljenom što je prije moguće!

Ponovno imajte zdrava i bezbolna koljena!

We understand that you have tried almost all solutions and think that there is no solution for you. 

Probleme s koljenima smo u našoj ordinaciji riješili velikom broju profesionalnih sportaša i rekreativaca te su se SVI vratili u stanje prije boli i ograničenja!

We can do the same for you!

Handball player Davor Gavrić

Jumpers knee

How do you get jumpers knee syndrome?

Jumping knee or patellar tendinosis is a strain syndrome that causes pain and sensitivity in the area of the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. The tendon of the quadriceps passes over the knee itself and the pain usually manifests itself in the knee. 

As well as in the syndrome of the tennis elbow , the cause of jumpers knee is repetitive trauma to the tendon itself due to frequent and excessive load on the quadriceps and knee joint. 

At the higher risk of this syndrome are athletes whose sports include frequent jumps such as basketball, handball, volleyball, gymnastics, and athletics. Overtraining and training on hard surfaces proved to be additional risk factors for jumpers knee syndrome. 

Skakačko koljeno kod trkača
Jumpers knee

Symptoms and diagnosis of jumpers knee


  • pain in the knee when moving
  • pain in the front of the knee 
  • pain in the interior of the knee joint
  • swelling in the knee 
  • stiffness of the knee joint 
  • pain and tension of the quadriceps 
  • weakness of the muscles of the affected leg
  • severe pain when performing sports activities and training



  • medical history - to determine whether there is an old injury or deficit in the knee joint area
  • clinical examination - a doctor or physiotherapist performs a knee examination to determine exactly where the source of the pain is and what the cause is 
  • MRI - with magnetic resonance imaging we recognize tendon abnormalities and determine the cause of knee pain 

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Goals of physical therapy for jumping knee:

  • reduce / eliminate pain in the knee area
  • reduce / eliminate swelling in the knee 
  • increase mobility of the knee joint 
  • relieve pain and tension in the quadriceps
  • establish optimal muscle strength of the affected leg
  • return the patient / athlete to daily sports activity
Types of therapy and their action: 
  • dry needling - with dry needling we release the quadriceps muscles, increase the range of movement in the knee joint and stimulate the regeneration of the quadriceps tendon 
  • medical flossing - special rubber bands make compression on the knee joint with which we reduce swelling in the knee joint, soothe pain and increase the range of movement
  • kinesiotaping – služi nam kao pomoćna tehnika kako bi održavali i unaprijedili efekte terapija dry needling-a, medical flossing-a i ciljanih terapijskih vježbi
  • mobility exercises – služe za obnavljanje opsega pokreta u zglobu koljena i ponovno uspostavljanje funkcije 
  • strength exercises – nakon što vratimo normalan opseg pokreta u zglob i smirimo bol u koljenu potrebno je raditi na vježbama jačanja mišića kvadricepsa kako bi povećali otpornost njegove tetive na vanjsko opterećenje 
Kinesiotaping skakačkog koljena

Najčešća pitanja u vezi skakačkog koljena

The return to sports activities is individual from patient to patient, i.e. from the severity of symptoms and deficits you have in the knee joint. 

As a rule, the athlete / recreationist returns to sports activities after lowering the pain to a minimum level, restoring the normal range of movement and establishing optimal muscle strength. 

Since jumpers knee syndrome is an overstrain syndrome, there is a chance that if you sit still for a long time and do not load the knee, the symptoms will calm down or even disappear.

The problem with this approach is that in the period of inactivity the muscles will go into atrophy and the function of the knee will be lost, which creates an additional serious problem. 

By far the best approach that has been shown in practice is to speed up the regeneration process with quality physical therapy and rehabilitation. 

The best prevention of jumpers knee syndrome is to regularly work on the strength of all leg muscles with an emphasis on the quadriceps muscles and maintain optimal flexibility in the knee and ankle joints. 

Why our therapy?

Progress after the first treatment.

We work on quick and long-term solutions for the problem and after the first treatment you will feel improvement and relief of the symptoms.

Friendly clinic

In our clinic, we maintain a pleasant and friendly atmosphere so that you do not have additional stress.

There's no maintenance

We provide effective and long-term solutions for your problem in order for you to save money and time!

Track and field athlete Lucija Cvitanović

Targeted rehabilitation plan

1. step: Book an appointment with us

By e-mail, message or call we will book you the first appointment in which we will find out and explain the exact problem.

2. step: Rehabilitation plan and program

In cooperation with you, we create an individual, fast and effective rehabilitation plan and program that will surely lead you to optimal condition.

3. Return to normal life

Finally you will be pain free again and move with ease.

Reviews of our patients

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Anja GrgicAnja Grgic
11:50 13 Dec 22
I booked the first appointment based on a recommendation due to long-term problems with the lumbar region, cervical spine, migraines, tingling in the feet and sciatica in both legs. With the first treatment, we solved the inflammation and pain in the upper back and trapezius, for which I ended up in the emergency room before arriving. With the second treatment I no longer feel sciatica or tingling in my feet. My body is recovering phenomenally every day. I booked a third appointment, so long-term constant problems (12 years!!!) Toni solved in just 3 treatments. I am delighted with the approach and professionalism of physiotherapist Toni. It is not enough to say that I am grateful and sincerely recommend it from the bottom of my heart.
Bojan MihalicekBojan Mihalicek
21:30 17 Nov 22
I came with a problem of the cervical and lumbar spine (which lasts 15 years), tingling in the legs (as a consequence of sciatica), and injury of the ankle and Achilles tendon of the leg from a year ago. He solved all my problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Tony is extremely accessible and explains everything he does in detail. Expertise, customer relationship, and communication are at a very high level. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who has not been helped by conventional techniques.
Bernard ButoracBernard Butorac
21:10 17 Nov 22
I came to Tony through the recommendation of a handball player friend and I did not regret it. In several treatments, he solved the problem of a painful cervical spine and jaw that was painful to the movement and bite. The mobility of the jaw is very important to me because I'm in the singing business. The boyfriend also came with a problem with the cervical and lumbar spine, tingling in the legs, and injury to the wrist and tendon of the leg. He solved our problems with dry needling and chiropractic techniques. Toni is very approachable and everything he does he explains in detail, and also without hesitation you can ask him anything you want to know, so we let him in without fear. Business, expertise, customer relationship, and communication 5+.
Vesna KlanacVesna Klanac
17:44 28 Oct 22
After two dry needling treatments, my shoulder and neck loosened up, and the tension eased enough that after two months I finally have no headaches and no more dizziness. After the third dry needling treatment, the remaining pain on the right side, like muscle tension, has almost disappeared. I'm looking forward to the last treatment. Although it is known as a painful treatment, it was very tolerable for me, and it even seemed very relaxing. I am very glad that I found Toni on IG.
Sonja BrajkinaSonja Brajkina
04:31 12 Oct 22
Physio Toni is a very pleasant, educated and humble young person, who knows his job without much mystification and philosophy "hits the head" and immediately goes to solve the problem as quickly as possible and more than successfully. In communication, he is also pleasant and measured, adapts to the patient and has wide knowledge and can talk to him about various topics, which makes the treatment even easier and leads to the feeling that the treatment lasts much shorter than it really does.So successful in my case that after 9 months of almost vegetating due to enormous pain, after the first treatment, I started walking at least 5 km a day, and after the second I started again working out! I can only recommend this young expert in his field and say a big thank you to him.
10:11 26 Sep 22
If I could give 100 stars, it would be small. It's actually hard for me to put together impressions and sentences and to fully express how grateful I am. What a relief after years of shoulder discomfort and inability to rotate, when you finally manage to rotate your shoulder all the way. No pain! Tony's expertise, knowledge, and love for his job are evident in his every sentence. The problem is approached directly, without BS, immediately tells what and how to expect. I had high expectations that he exceeded. Tony, thank you!
16:37 24 Jul 22
The man, without any philosophy, quickly and efficiently solved the problem of the lower spine, which had followed me for more than five years and which I thought would remain chronic. I recommend everyone to go and let Tony examine him and decide which solution is best. Tony, thank you again!
Janja MuzinaJanja Muzina
07:42 14 May 22
I'm gonna use the kids 'dictionary and say," I don't like dry needling!". With the recommendation of a friend who I talked to about the pain I was living with due to a messy life and long hours of computer work, I came to Tony for treatment. During the treatment, Tony eased my pain by talking and explaining. I went back for another treatment. Today I live without pain and I recommend Tony to everyone for his professionalism, expertise and human approach with respect to the client.

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