My physical therapist must be moonlighting for The Borg. He claims he's just using electrical charges from a battery pack to infuse my hair follicles and pores with steroids to make my torn PCL and strained IT band feel better, but assimilation makes more sense. Physical therapy is weird.
I suppose it's just a coincidence I heard this story on NPR about women and knee injuries on NPR. Unless NPR is also controlled by The Borg. It's possible.