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dc.contributor.authorHillermann, Bernd
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-16T08:31:21Z
dc.date.available2008-07-16T08:31:21Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.otherDIT102826
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10321/284
dc.descriptionThesis (M.Tech.: Chiropractic) -Dept. of Chiropractic, Durban Institute of Technology, 2003. xvi, 138 leavesen_US
dc.description.abstractKnee joint pathologies, in general, are associated with a loss of knee-extensor muscle strength. This weakness has been attributed to arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI). Manipulation of the sacroiliac (SI) has been shown to significantly reduce AMI and increase the strength in the quadriceps muscle group. Although both the knee and SI joints have been linked to AMI of the quadriceps muscle group, no studies have been conducted showing that manipulating the tibio-femoral (knee) joint has any effect on quadriceps muscle strength or AMI. The purpose of this study was therefore to verify whether manipulation of the knee (tibio-femoral) joint is as effective as SI joint manipulation in increasing quadriceps muscle strength in PFPS patients. This study also investigated the effect of combining manipulative therapy of the tibio-femoral and SI joints on quadriceps muscle strength in PFPS patients.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectChiropracticen_US
dc.subjectChiropractic--Dissertations, Academicen_US
dc.subjectSacroiliac jointen_US
dc.subjectKneeen_US
dc.titleThe effect of three manipulative treatment protocols on quadriceps muscle strength in patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndromeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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