Date of Award

Spring 2022

Document Type

Project Open Access


• Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) occurs in 25% of adolescents and adults

• PFPS is a result of biomechanical imbalances, trauma, and muscle tightness/weakness

• Anterior knee pain is the primary complaint of patients with this condition

• McConnell taping and Kinesio taping are two techniques that physical therapists often use for treatment

Purpose: • To examine the literature comparing the effectiveness of two taping techniques — McConnell and Kinesio taping, and their respective impact on reducing pain in patients with PFPS


This project was part of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Messiah University, Mechanicsburg, PA.