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Table 3 Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) Exercise Prescription Supplement Overview

From: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS): a systematic review of anatomy and potential risk factors

Dynamic Warm-Up General dynamic warm-up designed by the strength coach or certified athletic trainer.
Sample Dynamic Warm-up:
High-Knee March, Toe Jogging, Straight Leg Jogging, "Butt-Kickers", High Knee Skip, Side-Shuffles, Forward Lunge-Walk, High Knee Run, Increasing Intensity 65%–100% 10 yd sprints)
PFPS Stretches Thomas Test Stretch/Single Leg Sprinter Stretch
  Ely Test Stretch/Prone Quadriceps Stretch
  Ober Test Stretch
  Supine Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Gastrocnemius Stretch
  Supine AIS Dorsiflexion Hamstring Stretch
  Supine AIS Plantarflexion Hamstring Stretch
  Long AIS Adductors Stretch
  Four Point Stretch
  Hip Internal Rotation
  Hip External Rotation
  Figure-of-Four Stretch
  Lying Iliotibial (IT) Band Stretch
  Seated Iliotibial (IT) Band Stretch
Power Exercise Box Jumps/Resisted Squat Jumps
Multi Joint 40 deg Knee Flexion Squat/60 deg Knee Flexion Leg Press
  Forward Lunge/Step-Ups
Isolation Hamstrings Romanian Dead Lift (RDL)/Back Extension
Isolation Quadriceps Bridges/Closed Kinetic Chain Terminal Knee Extensions
Isolation Hip Abductors/Adductors Manual Resistance (MR) or Thera-band Hip Abductor/Adductor
  1. *Based on research by T.R. Baechle 1995, T.F. Tyler 2006, B.B. Phillips 1998, C.E. Cook 2007, W.E. Prentice 2001, M.B. Roush 2000, K. Crossley 2002, N. Curtis 1995, J. McConnell 2007, and A.L. Mattes 2006.