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Outpatient rehabilitation for a patient with patellofemoral pain syndrome
A 24-year-old female patient with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) of the left knee was seen for six sessions from 06/19/15 to 07/08/15 at an outpatient physical therapy clinic. Treatment was provided by a student physical therapist under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The patient was evaluated at the initial encounter using manual muscle tests, flexibility tests, joint mobility tests, standing and walking posture, motor control during functional activities, and the Lower Extremity Functional Scale. Main goals for the patient were to improve strength, flexibility, motor control, functional activities relating to lower extremity use, and tolerance to running. Main interventions used were soft tissue massage, stretching, closed- and open-chain therapeutic exercises, augmented biofeedback during functional activities, patient education, and athletic tape for arch support.