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dc.contributor.advisorHerzog, Walter
dc.contributor.authorTang, Conrad
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T21:22:40Z
dc.date.available2014-06-16T07:00:44Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-16
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationTang, C. (2014). A Prospective Study Evaluating the Effects of Manual Therapy on the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/24985en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/1527
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine whether manual therapy, specifically myofascial release technique (MRT) and Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) of the quadriceps, directly affects knee-extensor voluntary activation (VA) in patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP). Methods: This study was a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Thirty patients with PFP were recruited and randomized into group 1, who received MRT; group 2, who received TPT; and group 3, who received a sham ultrasound treatment (control group). Main outcomes: Voluntary activation, subjective knee pain scores (Visual Analogue Scale), subjective functional knee scores (Anterior Knee Pain Score - AKPS), knee-extensor torque (Biodex machine), and quadriceps electromyography (EMG) were measured over a six week experimental period. Results: Pain decreased in all three groups over the six week experimental period and there was a significant increase in % VA for the TPT group at 2 weeks post-baseline (9% increase) and 6 weeks post-baseline (10% increase). Conclusion: The TPT increased % VA, whereas MRT intervention and the control condition did not. Pain decreased in all groups to a similar degree, suggesting that a placebo effect may have produced a decrease in symptoms in this chronic PFP patient group.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectRehabilitation and Therapy
dc.subject.classificationKnee painen_US
dc.subject.classificationManual therapyen_US
dc.subject.classificationVoluntary activationen_US
dc.subject.classificationRehabilitationen_US
dc.titleA Prospective Study Evaluating the Effects of Manual Therapy on the Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.facultyKinesiology
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/24985
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
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dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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