PT Inquest 49: Eccentric Hip Abduction Strength and PFP

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We take a look at whether or not lack of eccentric hip strength is a risk factor for developing patellofemoral pain in novice runners. How hard is it to do a prospective study like this? What conclusions can we draw from this? Does this fit with our previous understanding? Is JW afraid of chickens?

High eccentric hip abduction strength reduces the risk of developing patellofemoral pain among novice runners initiating a self-structured running program: a 1-year observational study.
Ramskov D, Barton C, Nielsen RO, Rasmussen S.
JOSPT. 2015 Mar;45(3):153-61. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2015.5091. Epub 2015 Jan 27.

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Music for Episode 49:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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