Comparative Effects of Core Neuromuscular Training versus Conservative Physical Therapy to Reduce Pain and Improve Functional Performance in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Effects of Core Neuromuscular Training versus Conservative Physical Therapy

Authors

  • Amna Khalid Department of Physical Therapy, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Nadia Javed Faculty of Medical Sciences, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Jawad Ahmad Department of Physical Therapy,Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v5i01.190

Keywords:

Conservative Therapy, Neuromuscular Training, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, Visual Analogue Scale, Kujala Questionnaire

Abstract

Running, stair climbing, jumping and squatting represent a few of the activities that can cause patellofemoral pain syndrome. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most typical causes of anterior knee discomfort in teenagers and persons below Sixty. Objective: To contrast the results of conservative physical treatment plus core neuromuscular training and conservative physical therapy alone. Methods: It was a quasi-experimental study in which patients suffering from patellofemoral pain syndrome were selected on the basis of convenience sampling from Government hospitals of Faisalabad after meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Twenty patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome were divided into Group A and Group B at random. Participants of Group A performed neuromuscular core training plus conservative physical therapy exercise program for 4 weeks while participants of group B performed conservative physical therapy exercise alone for 4 weeks. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 27.0. Results: Following therapy, the pain level was substantially reduced in both of the groups (P < 0.05) with Intervention group showing better results. Similarly, there was improvement in scores of Kujala questionnaire in both groups after treatment (P< 0.05) but the results of Intervention group were comparatively better. Conclusions:  There is significant effect of core neuromuscular training plus conservative physical therapy as compared to conservative physical therapy alone.  

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2024-03-31
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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v5i01.190
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Khalid, A., Javed, N., & Ahmad, J. (2024). Comparative Effects of Core Neuromuscular Training versus Conservative Physical Therapy to Reduce Pain and Improve Functional Performance in Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome : Effects of Core Neuromuscular Training versus Conservative Physical Therapy . THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 5(01), 41–45. https://doi.org/10.54393/tt.v5i01.190

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