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Date of Award


Degree Type

Capstone Project (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

First Advisor

John Medeiros PT, Ph.D.


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Several authors have investigated the relationship between lumbopelvic weakness, abnormal lower extremity (LE) kinematics and knee injuries in female athletes. Although many studies have found a significant difference in lumbopelvic strength between subject groups, further research must be conducted in order to say with certainty whether weakness is truly the cause of these injuries as opposed to the result. However, with overuse knee injury symptoms decreasing after introduction of lumbopelvic and core strengthening programs, both research and treatment in this area remains promising.


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