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J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2017 Apr;21(2):452-458. doi: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2016.08.014. Epub 2016 Sep 4.

Fascial Manipulation® for persistent knee pain following ACL and meniscus repair.

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Srinivas College of Physiotherapy and Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, 575 001, India.
Clinical Lecturer, Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, 13-15 Parkwood Road, BH5 2DF Bournemouth, United Kingdom. Electronic address:


Fascial Manipulation® (FM) is a manual therapy approach for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Anomalous fascial tension is common following surgery due to surgical scar, inadequate mobility and fear of movement. Fascial tension may result in pain and loss of mobility. This case report aims at investigating the effectiveness of FM® on pain and function in a patient following knee surgery. A 32 years old male patient, with persisting knee pain following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (hamstring graft) and meniscal repair, underwent the systematic FM® assessment process, the selected centers of coordination of myofascial units were treated. Knee Injury Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) questionnaire was obtained prior treatment and after 4 treatment sessions. Results showed clinically significant improvements in all subscales of KOOS after 4 weeks, the effect was maintained in subsequent follow-ups at 3 months, 6 months, one year and two years.


Fascia; Fascial Manipulation(®); Persistent knee pain

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