Journal article

Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

Simon Lack, Christian Barton, Oliver Sohan, Kay Crossley, Dylan Morrissey

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Proximal muscle rehabilitation is commonly prescribed to address muscle strength and function deficits in individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP). This review (1) evaluates the efficacy of proximal musculature rehabilitation for patients with PFP; (2) compares the efficacy of various rehabilitation protocols; and (3) identifies potential biomechanical mechanisms of effect in order to optimise outcomes from proximal rehabilitation in this problematic patient group. METHODS: Web of Knowledge, CINAHL, EMBASE and Medline databases were searched in December 2014 for randomised clinical trials and cohort studies evaluating proximal rehabilitation for PFP. Quality assessment was perf..

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Awarded by National Institute for Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

#TEAM_PFP would like to acknowledge the Private Physiotherapy Education Fund (PPEF) for funding some of SL's time to complete this review. DM is part funded by the NIHR/HEE Senior Clinical Lecturer scheme. This article presents independent research part funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.