Disruption And Restoration Of Motor Control In Musculoskeletal Pathology: Implications For Physiotherapy Management

Grant number: 209064

Abstract

The way in which the nervous system controls muscles and movement may play a role in the development and progression of common musculoskeletal conditions. One of these conditions is patellofemoral pain syndrome which is associated with pain around the knee cap. This condition may result from an imbalance in the activity of the thigh muscles that control movement of the knee cap as the knee bends and straightens. This imbalance is due in part to problems with the control of the muscles by the nervous system. Our previous studies have shown that physiotherapy treatment aimed at restoration of the control of the knee muscles results in clinical improvement of the condition. The first part of th..

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