Foot orthoses and physiotherapy in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: randomised clinical trial
Natalie Collins, Kay Crossley, Elaine Beller, Ross Darnell, Thomas McPoil, Bill Vicenzino
British Journal of Sports Medicine | B M J PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2008
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of foot orthoses in the management of patellofemoral pain syndrome with flat inserts or physiotherapy, and to investigate the effectiveness of foot orthoses plus physiotherapy. DESIGN: Prospective, single blind, randomised clinical trial. SETTING: Single centre trial within a community setting in Brisbane, Australia. PARTICIPANTS: 179 participants (100 women) aged 18 to 40 years, with a clinical diagnosis of patellofemoral pain syndrome of greater than six weeks' duration, who had no previous treatment with foot orthoses or physiotherapy in the preceding 12 months. INTERVENTIONS: Six weeks of physiotherapist intervention with off the shelf foot ort..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia public health scholarship
This trial was funded primarily by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (primary health care project grant No 301037). NC was the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia public health scholarship (No 351663). Vasyli International donated the foot orthoses and flat inserts. The work of the authors was independent of the funders.