Every single year, millions of Americans suffer from chronic, patellofemoral pain. Commonly referred to as “Runner’s Knee”, patellofemoral pain originates around and under the kneecap, limiting mobility and reducing your quality of life.
For athletes, patellofemoral pain accounts for around 25-40% of all knee problems seen in sports medicine and is the most common ailment suffered by female athletes.
For many, finding the right solution to aid in recovering quickly and safely are top priorities.
There is no standard treatment protocol for patellofemoral pain. However, in general, research shows that strengthening the quadriceps muscle is effective in reducing pain in patients with patellofemoral pain.Learn more
Published research shows that 19-31% of adolescents report having knee pain with patellofemoral pain as one of the most commonly experienced conditions.
Patellofemoral pain usually has an “insidious” onset. That means it doesn’t come about as a result of an injury.
A 1998 study followed a group of females having subtle, slowly developing knee pain. 78% of these women continued to have knee pain 14-20 years later.
A 2013 study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that the “wait and see” approach is not a good idea when it comes to knee pain: the longer a person waits to get treatment, the poorer their long-term prognosis.
The Kneehab is an innovative, easy-to-use and clinically-proven quadriceps rehabilitation system that can help reduce patellofemoral pain by strengthening the quadriceps muscle.
Through a patented, breakthrough technology called Multipath®, the Kneehab contracts the entire quadriceps muscle, beginning with the VMO (the muscle that helps to stabilize the kneecap). The muscles in your quadriceps are contracted in a randomized order, just like when you’re exercising, to give you the best strengthening outcome.
The Kneehab conductive garment is leg-specific: right or left depending on which knee is giving you problems. Just put your Kneehab garment on the quadriceps area of your leg. Connect the Kneehab controller to the garment and set the controller to your clinician-recommended program.
A full treatment session lasts 20 minutes. Kneehab can be used on its own or combined with quadriceps-strengthening exercises. Your clinician, usually a physical therapist, might recommend a regimen of exercises to perform while the Kneehab is working on your leg. These exercises will range from non-weight-bearing (seated leg extensions) to weight-bearing (squats and stair-climbing) and will help you restore your muscle strength and relieve your knee pain.
Progression through these exercises will depend on your specific condition, comfort level and treatment program as overseen by your clinician.
Kneehab works with you to help get you back in the game.
Kneehab provides effective treatment that you can feel and see.
While the Kneehab is working your quadriceps, you can feel the complete contraction of that muscle. You can see it as well. You can also see the activation of the VMO portion of the quadriceps: the VMO contracts and your patella is moved to, and held, its correct position. This activation helps restore proper patella alignment, giving your knee improved stability.
While the VMO continues to contract, the Kneehab contracts the rest of the quadriceps muscle structure in a randomized pattern. This randomized contraction –called Multipath, a unique feature of Kneehab- ensures that your quadriceps does not become overly fatigued or too used to the muscle contraction.
Published research has shown that Multipath is more effective than standard treatment protocols in helping patients regain knee strength and function following knee surgery.
A recent pilot study has shown that patients who combined Kneehab XP with a conventional exercise program performed better than patients who performed exercise therapy alone. Here, results showed a statistically-significant difference between groups in terms of knee pain and functional status following a 6-week training program, with results favoring the combined Kneehab + exercise group.
Combining Conventional Exercise Therapy with Electrical Stimulation Training in Women with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) -A Pilot Study. [Pre-Publication]
Rehabbing from an ACL injury can be a challenge. Kneehab has helped me greatly with that challenge after a second ACL injury. I recommend Kneehab to anyone looking to strengthen their quads and improve stability in workout and rehab.
When I re-signed with the Giants in 2011, I brought the Kneehab with me, used it before practice and after practice. I was able to keep my quad strength and play all the way to Super Bowl 46. Neurotech is a life and career saver, man. Thanks so much.
The Kneehab is a workout at home. I use it every day when I'm done training to maintain and increase the strength in my quad. I was told it’s for restoring the quad after surgery, but I've seen greater gains in the Kneehab using it later down the road in my rehab. It has reduced and kept the swelling in my knee out. I would recommend it to anyone, whether you’re an Average Joe or professional athlete.
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