Muscle Activation Patterns in Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain (PFPS) is one of the most common causes of knee pain in active individuals. This syndrome is perpetuated by muscular strength and length imbalances. Unfortunately, old rehabilitation orthodox concentrates solely at the quadriceps, mainly the VMO (quadriceps muscle closest to your center line). Now, the quads may be important for recovery, but other muscles (specifically those in the hip) also play a vital role on the route of recovery. If you are receiving rehabilitation on your knee, make sure you are receiving a balanced approach, not a microscopic one!
Reference:
  1. Toumi H, Best TM, Pinti A, Lavet C, Benhamou CL, Lespessailles E.The role of muscle strength & activation patterns in patellofemoral pain. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2013 May 8. pii: S0268-0033(13)00088-0. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.04.005. [Epub ahead of print]

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Dr. John, DPT, CSCS

 

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