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dc.contributor.authorDippenaar, Donna Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-16T08:29:07Z
dc.date.available2008-07-16T08:29:07Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.otherDIT99506
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/279
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic) -Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2003. xix, 199 leavesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Myofascial Trigger Points of the quadriceps femoris muscle in the clinical presentation of Patellofemoral Pain syndrome. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome according to current literature suggests an extensor mechanism dysfunction as the most probable etiology, however this syndrome has posed many unsolved mysteries and challenges to the medical community and remains a difficult condition to treat. Myofascial pain syndrome in contrast to this is a regional muscular disorder that results from myofascial trigger points within the muscle. The presence of these trigger points could result in anterior knee pain, imbalance of the extensor mechanism and instability of the patellofemoral joint, which could present as a Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChiropracticen_US
dc.subjectChiropractic--Dissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectPatellofemoral jointen_US
dc.subjectMyofascial pain syndromesen_US
dc.titleThe association between myofascial trigger points of the quadriceps femoris muscle and the clinical presentation of patellofemoral pain syndrome using a piloted patellofemoral pain severity scaleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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