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Patellofemoral Syndrome (Non-Operative)

  • Hip abductor and Glute strengthening à must be able to perform one legged squat with knee control by discharge of therapy
  • Hip/core strengthening à pelvis stabilization and biomechanics
  • Quadriceps Strengthening, emphasize VMO strengthening, closed-chain exercises
  • Iliotibial Band, hamstring, buttocks stretching à must develop a daily home program to continue after discharge from PT
  • Hip abductor and adductor strengthening
  • Calf stretching
  • Patellar and soft tissue mobilization
  • Knee proprioception with stairs and boxes