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OVERVIEW

Quadriceps Muscle Strains

This injury is often caused by running sprints or stops that are too quick. A muscle strain can cause tenderness or a bulge in the tender area of your thigh. Lifting the thigh (a straight-leg raise), climbing/descending stairs or getting out of a seated place can exacerbate the pain.

GOALS

Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Improve ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
RESOURCES

Additional Resources

Physical Therapy
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Neuromuscular Re-education
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Vestibular Therapy
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Therapeutic Exercise
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Manual Therapy
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Joint Mobilization

Core Training
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IASTM
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Blood Flow Restriction
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Physical Therapy for Dancers
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Shockwave Therapy
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Dry Needling