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Management of lower extremity malalignment during running with neuromuscular retraining of the proximal stabilizers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16640949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report presents a high-level female runner with a history of more than 25 years of recurrent lower extremity (LE) injuries and LE malalignment problems during running. Due to her LE malalignment, she has been unable to run for the past 3 years. A definitive diagnosis was not found for her inability to run so by exclusion we diagnosed dysfunction of the hip, spine, and pelvic stabilizers that resulted in her in LE malalignment. To treat this muscle weakness, we designed a Pilates-evolved functional movement intervention to improve the control and strength of the proximal stabilizers and regain normal LE alignment. The Pilates-evolved treatment approach involved a series of functional and progressive resistance exercises designed to dynamically stabilize the spine, pelvis, and hip through all planes of motion. After 1 year of Pilates-evolved training, the athlete's disabling movement pattern resolved and she has returned to a regular running program. The purpose of this case report is to describe a Pilates-evolved functional movement intervention that resolved this runner's LE malalignment and returned her to running when other traditional treatment approaches were not effective in doing so.
Nelly Lugo-Larcheveque; Linda S Pescatello; Thomas W Dugdale; Daniel M Veltri; William O Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-27     Completed Date:  2006-06-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center of Health Promotion, University of Connecticut, School of Allied Health, 358 Mansfield Road, U-2101, Storrs, CT 06269-2101, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / therapy*
Bone Malalignment
Exercise Therapy*
Joint Instability / etiology,  therapy*
Lower Extremity / injuries*
Middle Aged
Muscle Weakness
Muscle, Skeletal
Running / injuries*

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