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Mangum Awarded Department of Defense Grant as Part of Research Team to Improve Knee Pain and Function

Written By: College of Health Professions and Sciences | June 16, 2022

Mangum Awarded Department of Defense Grant as Part of Research Team to Improve Knee Pain and Function

Colby Mangum was recently awarded a grant as a co-investigator through the Department of Defense focused on improving rehabilitation for chronic pain around the kneecap (Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program Clinical Translational Research Award – Clinical Trial). The project, “Optimizing Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Using Strength Training Rehabilitation Incorporating Power Exercises (STRIPE)” will be conducted with principal investigator Neal Glaviano from the University of Connecticut. This is a multi-site clinical trial involving the University of Connecticut and the University of Toledo. Mangum will serve as the lead of the UCF site throughout the four-year performance period. This study aims to evaluate strength and power-based rehabilitation exercises for patients with patellofemoral pain (chronic anterior knee pain). The team hopes to improve pain and function through rehabilitation strategies for one of the most common chronic knee injuries that is frequently found in athletes and military populations.

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