Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain? – By Dr Christian Barton
Hip strength deficits exist in individuals with PFP, and more so in females. Although addressing hip strength deficits is an important component of rehabilitation in PFP management, it is only one piece in the puzzle. We know that PFP is a multifactorial condition, with consideration of a range of local, proximal and distal factors needed. Most importantly, when addressing hip muscle function, focussing solely on strength may not be the most effective strategy. Addressing hip strength deficits is important, but consideration to other strategies such as neuromotor and gait retraining is needed to address other known hip related risk factors such as increased hip adduction and internal rotation.
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Gabriel Fernandes, PT.👤 MSK &Sport Specialist (SONAFE), Member of the Sports Australian Physiotheraphy Association Group. ✋🏻🎽(Mulligan Advanced Practitioner)
Physiotherapist at Vital Health - Inverell,NSW 🇦🇺
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