The effect of patellar taping on joint reaction forces during squatting in subjects with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)


Mostamand, Javid, Bader, Dan L. and Hudson, Zoë (2009) The effect of patellar taping on joint reaction forces during squatting in subjects with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 14, (4), 375-381. (doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2009.07.003). (PMID:20850045).

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Description/Abstract

Introduction: The mechanisms of pain reduction have not completely been established following patellar taping in subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS); although it might be related to alteration in the kinetics of the patellofemoral joint.

Methods: Patellofemoral Joint Reaction Force (PFJRF) of eighteen subjects with PFPS and eighteen healthy subjects as controls were assessed by a motion-analysis system and one force plate. This procedure was performed on the affected knee of subjects with PFPS, before, during and finally after patellar taping during unilateral squatting. A similar procedure was also performed on the unaffected knees of both groups.

Results: The mean values of PFJRF prior to taping (2025 N, SD 347 N) were decreased significantly following a period of taping (1720 N, SD 303 N) (P < 0.05). There were no significant differences between the mean values of PFJRF among controls (1922 N, SD 398 N) and subjects with PFPS prior to taping (P > 0.05) which might be due to small sample size in both groups and large variability observed in the study.

Interpretation: Decreased values of PFJRF may explain the mechanism of pain reduction following patellar taping in subjects with PFPS.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1360-8592 (print)
Keywords: patellar dysfunction, pjf biomechanics
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine
ePrint ID: 189399
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 12:47
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:42
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/189399

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