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PNF stretching improves pain and function in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness of different exercises and stretching physiotherapy on pain and movement in patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial

Clin Rehabil. 2013 May;27(5):409-17. doi: 10.1177/0269215512459277. Epub 2012 Oct 4.

Contributing Authors: FR Moyano M Valenza LM Martin YC Caballero E Gonzalez-Jimenez GV Demet

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Synopsis

74 patients diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome (72 of which completed the study) were randomized to one of three groups, receiving either a proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching protocol with exercise, a classic stretching protocol, or a control group to evaluate the difference in clinical outcomes. Results collected after 4 months indicated that the PNF stretching wi...

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