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Re: What do rugby guys and powerlifters do for anterior knee pain?


Luke, interesting stuff there. In terms of rehabilitation of AKP or any injury I tend to rehab and plan the exercise on what I see in front of me; majority of cases VMO is a problem and I have always trained it hard. I wouldn’t like to leave it out to try and see if it would make a difference because I am potentially stopping someones career!

OnSpeed- taping is individual to the patient. I will often tape it in a ‘pain free’ position and then gradually reduce the pull as they progress.

My recent VMO deficient patient was a guy who split both his patellas playing football- awesome scars but now back to full fitness and carrying packs after a gruelling 23 weeks!!