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Superior treatments for patellofemoral pain (JF Esculier et al, 2017)

Brodie reviews his favourite research paper is by JF Esculier and titled: Is combining gait retraining or an exercise programme with education better than education alone in treating runners with patellofemoral pain?A randomised clinical trial. It’s published in 2017 and lead by researcher JF Esculier who appeared on episode 52 of the podcast titled “Is there a right & wrong running shoe?”. They analysed 69 runners with PFP and randomly placed them into 3 intervention groups:

  1. Education group 
  2. Strengthening exercises + Education
  3. Education + gait retraining

Which group had the superior outcomes? Have a listen to find out. 

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