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Gluteal taping improves hip extension during stance phase of walking following stroke

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.

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The Management of Chondromalacia Patellae: A Long Term Solution

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.

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Reference Material

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...

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