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An investigation into the effectiveness of dry needling of myofascial trigger points on total work and other recorded measurements of the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis muscles in patellofermoral pain syndrome in long distance runners

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dc.contributor.author Weyer-Henderson, Donna
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-04T08:10:43Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-04T08:10:43Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other DIT112588
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/169
dc.description Thesis (M.Thec.:Chiropractic)-Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 xiii, 110 leaves ; ill. ; 30 cm en
dc.description.abstract According to Wood (1998), patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to a syndrome that comprises of the following signs and symptoms: anterior knee pain, inflammation, imbalance, instability, or any combination thereof. Prevailing literature suggests that the presence of myofascial trigger points (MFTP’s) in quadriceps femoris (QF) muscle could result in a combination of the following signs and symptoms: - Retro- or peripatella pain, - Weakness of the quadriceps muscle (Chaitow and DeLany, 2002) - Loss of full lengthening (Travell and Simons, 1983:248-250) The aetiology of PFPS is poorly understood (Kannus et al. 1999). The current trend in literature suggests an extensor mechanism dysfunction as the most probable aetiology (Galantly et al., 1994; Juhn, 1999). There appears to be a clinical overlap between the two syndromes, in terms of an extensor mechanism dysfunction and of signs and symptoms. The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the role of active myofascial trigger points in the vastus lateralis (VL) muscle as perpetuating, causative or concomitant factors in the alteration of VL/VM Total Work (TW) in PFPS in distance runners. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chiropractic en
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Myofascial pain syndromes en
dc.subject Patellofemoral joint en
dc.subject Knee--Wounds and injuries en
dc.subject Long distance running en
dc.title An investigation into the effectiveness of dry needling of myofascial trigger points on total work and other recorded measurements of the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis muscles in patellofermoral pain syndrome in long distance runners en
dc.type Thesis en


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