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Brian T. Swanson



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Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common cause of lateral hip pain, affecting between 1.8 and 5.6 patients per 1000 annually. Inadequate core stability and gluteal weakness contribute to the probability of developing GTPS. GTPS is more common in patients with coexisting low back pain (LBP). Discectomy is effective in treating LBP pain caused by prolapsed lumbar intervertebral discs, however, it does not correct back muscle function. Lumbar stabilization exercises have demonstrated improved quality of life (QOL) outcomes. As both GTPS and discectomy rehabilitation lack defined treatment guidelines, the purpose of this case report is to describe the physical therapy treatment of GTPS in conjunction with simultaneous rehab from lumbar microdiscectomy.

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The case report paper for this poster can be found here:


Therapeutic Exercise In The Treatment Of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome S/P Lumbar Discectomy: A Case Report



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