Lower Extremity Movement Patterns in Patient's with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.
Current Research Project
Title: Management of a Patient with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Using Neuromuscular Training in Decreasing Medial Collapse: A Case Study
Study Design: Case Report
Objective: This case describes the examination and treatment of a patient with PFPS, displaying medial collapse during functional activities. The purposes of this case are to describe a clinical movement pattern assessment using a 2D assessment; and secondly, to describe a clinical neuromuscular training program focused on optimal movement patterns with functional activities.
Background: Medial collapse has been documented to increase patellofemoral stresses in patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS).
Outcomes: This case reports presents a patient with PFPS who responded favorably to a clinical neuromuscular training program aimed at eliminating her medial collapse and associated symptoms of PFPS. 2D frontal plane video analysis was an effective tool for both educational purposes and evaluation of progress.