Protonics Clinical Studies
CLINICAL STUDY #1
Electromyographical Responses to Programmable Resistance (Protonics) Knee Braces – Fleisig GS, Jamison G, Zheng N, Andrews JR, Lemak LJ, American Society of Biomechanics Presentation, August 1998
PFS group’s VMO, VL and RF showed decreases in muscle activity, while the hamstrings showed increases in electrical activity during Protonics braced activities. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #2
How does the Protonics knee brace/exercise device affect knee muscle activity during functional tasks – Karst G, Willey G, Rending D, Miller D, Physical Therapy 1993
During walking, the resistance in knee flexion provided by Protonics resulted in increased hamstring EMG activity as compared to the control (no resistance) group. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #3
Randomized Controlled Trial of Protonics and Patellar Taping on Patellar Pain, Position, Function -Timm KE, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine.1998
Protonics reduces Patellar-Femoral Pain and Patellar-Femoral Congruence Angle significantly compared to the control group. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #4
Chronic Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: alternatives for cases of therapy resistance –Schneider F. Wagner S, Labs K., University of Berlin, Knee Surgery Sports Tramadol, Arthroscopic, No.9 2001
Patients with Patellofemoral pain using Protonics showed better individually perceived therapeutic results than those without the knee device. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #5
The Influence of the Protonics Knee Brace on Pelvic Position- Antoun N, Kerns K. Kramer A Saltis J. Teran B. Thomas, H. Trimble V. Wayland P. Lohman III E – Loma Linda University, 2000
Pelvic position can in fact be altered by use of the Protonics Brace. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #6
The use of Resistance Therapy (Protonics) with Patients with Failed Back Syndrome- Gold K Franklin C. North C., Sukup C, Keating C, Nebraska Spine Center, Omaha, Nebraska.2000.
Use of the Protonics Knee orthosis on Chronic Back pain and Failed Back Syndrome Patients appear to improve Lumbar Mobility and Hamstring Strength while decreasing LPD and Pain Levels.
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CLINICAL STUDY #7
The Protonics Knee Brace Unloads the Quadriceps muscles in Healthy Subjects – Earl J Piazza S, Hertel J, Journal of Athletic training, Volume 39, No.1, March 2004
The Protonics brace may unload the quadriceps and therefore decrease the load on the Patellar-Femoral joint. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #8
Management of a Woman Diagnosed with Trochanteric Bursitis with the use of a Protonics System – Boyle K. Jansa S, Lauseng C, Lewis C, Journal of the Section on Womens Health- March 2003
Attention to pelvic position using Protonics resulted in successful outcomes for this woman with Trochanteric bursitis. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #9
Patellofemoral Kinematics During Weight-Bearing and Non-Weight-Bearing Knee Extension in Persons with Lateral Subluxation of the Patella- Mascal C, Landel R, powers C, JOSPT November 2003:33
Patellofemoral Joint kinematics during the weight-bearing condition could be characterized as the femur rotating underneath the patella. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #10
Knee Version Associated with Anterior Knee Pain – Eckholf DG, Brown AW, Kilcoyne RF, Stamm ER, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research – 1997:339
External rotation of the tibia relative to the femur increased significantly in patients with knee pain symptoms compared with volunteers with no symptoms. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #11
The Effects of Pelvic Movement on Lumbar Lordosis in the Standing Position – Levine D, Whittle MWQ, JOSPT-September 1996:24:3
Altering pelvic tilt significantly changes the angle of lumbar Lordosis. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #12
The Influence of Tibial and Femoral Rotation on Patellofemoral Contact Area and Pressure – Lee TQ, Morris G, Caintalan RP, JOSPT November 2003:33
Fixed rotations of either the femur or tibia can have a significant influence on Patellofemoral contact areas and pressures. CLICK HERE for complete study.
CLINICAL STUDY #13
Hip Strength in Females with and without Patellofemoral Pain- Ireland ML, Wilson JD, Ballentgne BT, Danis IM, JOSPT November 2003:33
Young women with PFS pain are more likely to demonstrate weakness in hip abduction as well as external rotation of the femur than age matched women who are not symptomatic.
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