Strength Training Rehabilitation Incorporating Power Exercises (STRIPE) for individuals with patellofemoral pain: a randomised controlled trial protocol Article (Web of Science)


  • Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a chronic condition that presents with patellar pain during various daily and recreational activities. Individuals with PFP have a wide range of impairments that result in long-term disability and reduced quality of life. Current interventions target hip muscle weakness with strength-based exercises, but recurrence rates are as high as 90%. A single feasibility study demonstrated success with power-based exercises; however, there is limited evidence evaluating pain or self-reported function in larger cohorts, and no study has assessed recurrence rates. This protocol details a study evaluating a strength-based rehabilitation programme compared with a strength-based programme incorporating power-based exercises in individuals with PFP. This single-blinded randomised controlled trial will evaluate 88 participants with PFP, aged 18–40 years old. Participants will be recruited from three universities, the surrounding community and sports medicine clinics. Participants will receive three telemedicine rehabilitation sessions a week for 6 weeks. The rehabilitation programme will consist of either strength-based exercises or a combination of power and strength-based exercises. Pain, subjective function and recurrence rates will be assessed at baseline, immediately after the intervention and at four follow-up time points: 6-month, 12-month, 18-month and 24-month postintervention. We will also assess neuromuscular function of the hips and global rating of change at each postintervention time point. Trial registration numberNCT05403944.


  • Glaviano, Neal R
  • Mangum, L Colby
  • Bazett-Jones, David M
  • DiStefano, Lindsay J
  • Toland, Michael D
  • Boling, Michelle

publication date

  • 2023

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  • e001482


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