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The relationship between myofascial trigger points, total work and other recorded measurements of the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis, in long-distance runners with patellofermoral pain syndrome

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dc.contributor.author Daly, Gail
dc.date.accessioned 2008-03-10T12:55:17Z
dc.date.available 2008-03-10T12:55:17Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other DIT112603
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/230
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech,: Chiropractic)- Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 xiii, 62, 19 leaves :|bill. ;|c30 cm en
dc.description.abstract To document the relationship between total work and myofascial trigger points in the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis portion of the quadriceps femoris muscle, whilst providing baseline graphs of these muscles with the use of a Cybex 700 Isokinetic Dynanometer in long distance runners both with and without patellofemoral pain syndrome. Methods: A quantitative, non-intervention clinical exploratory study. Fifty participants were divided into two groups, Group A (40 symptomatics) and Group B (10 asymptomatics). Both groups were screened for vastus lateralis and vastus medialis trigger points. Subjective data was obtained from Group A only, using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale and the Patient Specific Functional Scale. Objective data was obtained from both groups using the algometer, Myofascial Diagnostic Scale, and the Cybex 700 Isokinetic Dynanometer. For descriptive analysis frequency tabulations, box and whisker plots were used to display distributions graphically. Comparisons of categorical and quantitative variables between independent groups were run using chi square and Mann-Whitney testing consecutively. Finally Spearman’s correlation, multivariate generalized linear modelling and repeated measures ANOVA were also used. All statistical analysis was completed at the 95% (p<0.05) level of confidence. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Chiropractic en
dc.subject Chiropractic--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Myofascial pain syndromes en
dc.subject Knee--Wounds and injuries en
dc.subject Patellofemoral joint en
dc.subject Long distance running en
dc.title The relationship between myofascial trigger points, total work and other recorded measurements of the vastus lateralis and vastus medialis, in long-distance runners with patellofermoral pain syndrome en
dc.type Thesis en


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