Patello-Femoral Syndrome (PFS) is another common condition seen in athletes. PFS is associated with weakness of the quadriceps and chronic effusion (swelling). PFS can curtail a post rehab training program. There are 3 keys to managing the post rehab PFS client. The 3 keys are listed below.
1) Recruit the vastus medialis.
2) Stretch the IT band.
3) Strengthen the quadriceps.
4) Control swelling – this is the bonus key.
Click the link below to listen to my discussion of these 3 keys.
Post Rehab Challenge
Your client is a 46 year-old runner training for a 10K run. She reports low grade anterior knee pain after prolonged sitting. She also has mild swelling after running greater than 2K. Please develop the exercise program for this client and explain how the swelling might assist in the development of PFS.