Journal article

Physical therapy improves knee flexion during stair ambulation in patellofernoral pain

KM Crossley, SM Cowan, J Mcconnell, KL Bennell

MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2005

Abstract

PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine whether a physical therapy intervention, designed to reduce pain and improve the neuromotor control resulted in greater improvements in stance-phase knee flexion during stair ambulation in individuals with patellofemoral pain. The relationship between changes in stance-phase knee flexion and changes in pain, disability, and onset timing of individual vasti activity was also examined. METHODS: Forty participants aged 40 yr or younger diagnosed with patellofemoral pain were randomly allocated to a physical therapy (N = 21) or placebo (N = 19) treatment group. Stance-phase knee flexion was measured in two dimensions using a PEAK movement analysis system duri..

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