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The purpose of this case report is to determine if the PNF rolling technique can improve strength, balance, range of motion, lower extremity power, and gait speed in a male pediatric patient with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease post femoral core decompression with mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) injection.

Publication Date

Fall 2017


St. Augustine, FL


Muscle Stretching Exercises, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Child, Physical Therapy Modalities


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Fall 2017 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.


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Implementation of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Post Mesenchymal Stem Cell Procedure Secondary to Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: A Case Report



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