What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of patellofemoral syndrome (PFS)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Noel F So, MD, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Consuelo T Lorenzo, MD  more...
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Recommend a change in activity level or the ergonomics of the offending activity until the symptoms of patellofemoral syndrome are under control. Activities that require repetitive squatting are a good example. The task or sport may need to be modified to reduce the frequency of squatting, or the patient may need to choose an alternate occupation or recreational activity. Occupational therapists can be of assistance when reviewing the ergonomics of the environment in which symptoms occur with individual patients.


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