Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
Simon Lack, Christian Barton, Oliver Sohan, Kay Crossley, Dylan Morrissey
Proximal muscle rehabilitation is commonly prescribed to address muscle strength and function deficits in individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP). This review (1) evaluates the efficacy of proximal musculature rehabilitation for patients with PFP; (2) compares the efficacy of various rehabilitation protocols; and (3) identifies potential biomechanical mechanisms of effect in order to optimise outcomes from proximal rehabilitation in this problematic patient group.
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