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Disabil Rehabil, 2021; (): 1-9, PMID: 34346273

Effects of whole-body vibration plus hip-knee muscle strengthening training on adult patellofemoral pain syndrome: a randomized controlled trial.

Year: 2021

Wu Z, Zou Z, Zhong J, Fu X, Yu L, Wang J, Wang X, Wu Q, Hou X
Guangzhou Sports University, Guangzhou, China.


PURPOSE: To investigate whether whole-body vibration (WBV) plus hip-knee muscle strengthening is more efficient in relieving pain and improving function than hip-knee strengthening alone. METHODS: Thirty-six participants with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) were recruited and randomly allocated to either the (1) hip-knee strengthening only (HK group, n = 18) or (2) WBV plus hip-knee strengthening group (WHK group, n = 18). All participants attended 18 physiotherapy sessions (3 sessions/week, 40 min/session) over 6 weeks. Data on symptoms, function, surface electromyography (sEMG) signals from the vastus medialis and gluteus medius, and quality of life were evaluated at baseline (T0), 6 weeks after (T6), and the 12-week follow-up (T18). RESULTS: Significant group x time interactions were found for the VAS score (p < 0.001) and vastus medialis performance (p
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