Positives for PFP: Benefits of six-week rehab are retained

By Jordana Bieze Foster Six weeks of lower extremity strengthening in runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP) leads to improvements in pain and function that are retained six months later, regardless of whether the rehabilitation focuses on the knee or the hip, according to research presented in late June at the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) annual meeting in Las Vegas. Two oral presentations and two posters at the NATA meeting analyzed early findings from a long-term multicenter study comparing knee and hip exercise programs in patients with patellofemoral pain. The 202 patients (135 women) analyzed to date represent the study populations from two of the four research sites

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Positives for PFP: Benefits of six-week rehab are retained

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