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Don't Let Your Summer Fitness Program be "Kneecapped"


Summer is nearly here and a number of of us are inspired to get fit and active. Unfortunately, for one in four people, pain around the kneecap will greatly limit their summer fitness programs.

Scientists at The University of Queensland are investigating ways of managing this common form of knee pain.

"This condition not only stops people from enjoying playing sport or recreational activities but can interfere with a number of daily tasks," study chief investigator Dr Bill Vicenzino said.

"Simple things, like walking upstairs or sitting for long periods can bring on pain."

Volunteers are needed at UQ`s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences to help research into pain caused by the kneecap, medically known as the patella.

Dr Vicenzino said the best management approach had not yet been identified, and the study hoped to assist with this process.

Suitable volunteers are being sought who are aged 18-39, with pain at the front of their knee that affects their ability to do daily activities or exercise. Participants could be eligible for six free appointments with a physiotherapist and have their progress monitored at six, 12 and 52 weeks.

For further information, contact Jane Buckley by phone 07 3365 4587 or email j.buckley@shrs.uq.edu.au.


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Summer is nearly here and a number of of us are inspired to get fit and active. Unfortunately, for one in four people, pain around the kneecap will greatly limit their summer fitness programs.

Medicineworld.org: Don't Let Your Summer Fitness Program be "Kneecapped"

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