Journal article

Foot orthoses and physiotherapy in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: randomised clinical trial (Reprinted from BMJ, vol 337, pg a1735, 2008)

Natalie Collins, Kay Crossley, Elaine Beller, Ross Darnell, Thomas McPoil, Bill Vicenzino

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2009

Abstract

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..

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