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Patellofemoral Pain Group (PPG) – A Review of the First 100 Patients to Complete the Course at the Regional Rehabilitation Unit Gütersloh
  1. Mr. William J Harris, Grad. Dip. Phys., MCSP, PGCert, Senior 1 Physiotherapist1
  1. Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Princess Royal Barracks, Gütersloh BFPO 47


Anterior knee pain syndrome is extremely common in the military and has previously often led to medical discharge. The Patellofemoral Pain Group programme of exercises developed at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court has become the first line treatment strategy for this problem in the military. The introduction of this low level, impact free, progressive exercise programme at the Regional Rehabilitation Unit in Gutersloh has also proved useful, leading to improvements in employability of affected soldiers and reduction in symptoms.

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