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Chase trainer exercise program in athlete with unilateral Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Mohd. Hashim, Asha Hasnimy and Lee, Ai Choo (2013) Chase trainer exercise program in athlete with unilateral Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). International Journal of Medical, Pharmaceutical Science and Engineer, 7 (8). pp. 537-542.


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We investigated the effects of modified preprogrammed training mode Chase Trainer from Balance Trainer (BT3, HurLab, Tampere, Finland) on athlete who experienced unilateral Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Twenty-seven athletes with mean age= 14.23 ±1.31 years, height = 164.89 ± 7.85 cm, weight = 56.94 ± 9.28 kg were randomly assigned to two groups: experiment (EG; n = 14) and injured (IG; n = 13). EG performed a series of Chase Trainer program which required them to shift their body weight at different directions, speeds and angle of leaning twice a week for duration of 8 weeks. The static postural control and perceived pain level measures were taken at baseline, after 6 weeks and 8 weeks of training. There was no significant difference in any of tested variables between EG and IG before and after 6-week the intervention period. However, after 8-week of training, the postural control (eyes open) and perceived pain level of EG improved compared to IG (p<0.05). The postural control with eyes closed of EG improved (p<0.05) but the values were not significantly different compared to IG after training. The results suggest that using Chase Trainer exercise program it is possible to improve individual postural control and decreased perceived pain level in athlete with unilateral Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS).

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:patellofemoral pain syndrome, perceived pain level, postural control
Subjects:L Education
ID Code:40470
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:14 Aug 2014 03:07
Last Modified:05 Mar 2019 01:38

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