Tag Archives: Patellofemoral
patellofemoral pain syndrome

Do Males and Females with Patellofemoral Pain Need to be Treated Differently?

Recent research has shown biomechanical differences in males and females with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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Assessing and Treating Loss of Knee Extension Range of Motion

Assessing and treating loss of knee extension range of motion is an important component of rehabilitation following any knee surgery.

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Loss of knee extension

What has the Biggest Impact on Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery?

Loss of knee extension has a dramatic impact on gait, muscle activity, and normal tibiofemoral and patellofemoral arthrokinematics. Recent research shows loss of extension also leads to the development of early osteoarthritis.

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The Importance of Hip Flexion Strength

Today’s post is a guest article written by Chris Johnson on the the importance of hip flexion strength when dealing with lower extremity pathology.

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Patellar Tendon Straps Decrease Patellar Tendonitis and Patellar Tendon Strain

Patellar tendon straps, or infrapatellar straps, have been long used to decrease pain and patellar tendon strain in individuals with patellar tendonitis. Studies show anywhere between 70-80% of people wearing patella straps reported improvement in both acute and chronic cases of patellar tendonitis. It also now appears that patellar tendon straps are effective in reducing patellar tendon strain in the majority of subjects, which may be the mechanism behind the pain reduction.

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The Difference Between the Location of Symptoms and the Source of Dysfunction

We should probably consider that many of our “injuries” that seem to be not responsive to treatments may actually be coming from elsewhere in the body. Here are 3 of my top “injuries” that may actually be “symptoms.”

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Simple Exercises Can Reduce the Incidence of Patellofemoral Pain by 75%

By performing even simple exercises, you can have a dramatic reduction in the incidence of patellofemoral pain.

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Ankle Dorsiflexion Mobility Impairs the Lateral Step Down Test

Deficits with ankle dorsiflexion mobility can have a dramatic impact on functional movements such as deep squatting, lunging, and the lateral step down.  If you are familiar with the functional movement screen, you know that this is taken into consideration when a person does not grade out with a perfect score on many of the […]

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