18-year-old male with right knee pain in the musculo- tendinous junction and tendinous insertion of rectus femoris. Symptoms began during a baseball game on 2/19/2018 (patient is the catcher on his high school team). Pain was the worst when he would try standing up from his squatting position. As the week progressed, the pain intensity decreased from 6–7/10 (VAS) to 4–5/10, mainly with squatting/lunging movements.
Treatment Region: Distal musculotendinous junction and insertion of rectus femoris
Treatment Frequency: 2 treatments per week for 1 week, then 1 treatment per week for 4 weeks
Treatment Attachment: Large massage ball
Power Setting: 15 W
Dosage: 5,200 J/cm2
Treatment Area Size: 400 cm2 (200 cm2 x 2)
Treatment Time: 2 min 53 sec x 2
Following treatment, the patient noted immediate relief of symptoms (1/10 VAS). Reassessment of deep squat revealed the patient was able to achieve a “below parallel” squat position and rise out of it with no pain.