Magnetic Resonance Imaging Pre and 4 Months Post 6 Physiotherapy Treatments for OA Knee Pain – A Pilot Study
The source of osteoarthritic (OA) knee pain is perplexing. Bone marrow Lesions (BMLs) and the Infrapatellar Fat Pad (IPFP) are hypothesized to cause symptoms in this patient population. With escalating costs for OA treatment, physiotherapy could be an inexpensive option for managing OA knee pain.
The aim of this study was to determine whether gluteal taping on the affected side improved hip extension during stance phase of walking for persons following stroke. Fifteen subjects who had suffered a stroke months to years previously resulting in mild to moderate gait impairments participated in the study. Their gait was measured under control, sham, and gluteal taping conditions, in random order. For each condition, subjects walked at a self-selected and a fast speed.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome can be a difficult condition to manage effectively. The success rate of most treatment regimes has been poor and in the long term the condition frequently recurs. The author has developed a treatment programme which has a ninety-six per cent success rate. Long term follow up of patients, after twelve months demonstrated that all patients reviewed have remained pain free.
McConnell J. (1986) "The Management of Chondromalacia Patellae A Long Term Solution" The Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 32(4), 215 223. McConnell J. (1991) A Fresh Approach to the management of Shoulder problems", Sport Health, McConnell J. (1991) Fat pad...