School of Health Sciences
Patellar Tendinopathy, glute strengthening, hip mobility, rehabilitation
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Rehabilitation and Therapy
Stephenson, Jessica, "The Effects of Glute Strengthening and Hip Mobility on Patellar Tendinopathy – A Case Study" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1069.
Patellar Tendinopathy is a chronic condition that effects a large number of the athletic population. There have been many treatments used for this condition, yet few of them are acceptable for an athlete placing a large amount of stress on the lower extremities. This case study examines the effects of glute strengthening and increasing hip mobility on a track and field athlete suffering from Patellar Tendinopathy. Many measures including health-related questionnaires, pain-rating scales, and performance were evaluated to determine the outcome of the treatment. After a two-week treatment time, the athlete exhibited lower pain during rest and performance, better quality of life, and successful performance in track and field events.