Archives: March 2016

Stair Descent in Females With and Without PFPS

This article compliments previous studies investigating hip control and strength in more distal pain syndromes. It develops kinetic chain theory helping clinicians understand the relationship between pain site and pain source. A recurrent theme in the literature shows that hip dysfunction is a consistant patterns in the PFP population. It is contrary to othher stidues who found differences in hip movement […]

Hip muscle imbalance in athletes & core strengthening

“Better core, less pain” has become a common clinical assumption. However, there is little evidence to support this. This article investigated the relationship between strengthening the core and LBP. It may have found a different relationship had they used a more task, region and plane specific strengthening regime. Hip muscle imbalance and low back pain […]

Arthritis in Joints (Hip, Elbow, Foot, Ankle, Toes, Wrist) after Sports Injuries

Surgical solutons to joint pathology are becoming increasingly commonplace. Having a sound understanding of pathology and the potential role of surgery helps clinicians understand their role in treatment. This article eloquently describes the relationship between pathology and surgery and develops clinical understadning of their place in clinical practice. Osteoarthritis in Other Joints (Hip, Elbow, Foot, […]

Hip Abductor Weakness in Distance Runners with ITB Syndrome

This article compliments Dierks study. It develops kinetic chian theory helps clinicians understand the relationship between pain site and pain source. It highlights the role of the hip in ITB syndrome. An emergent theme shows that hip dysfunction is a consistant patterns in the ITB poulation. Hip Abductor Weakness in Distance Runners with Iliotibial Band Syndrome Fredericson, Michael et al, […]