Objective: Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common condition that can cause lateral hip pain. The single-leg-squat test (SLST) may be used by physicians in primary care environments to evaluate patients’ dynamic stability. The aim of this study was to evaluate the dynamic stability and strength of lateral abduction hip movements in primary care patients with GTPS in relation to their perceived pain interference in life.

Methods: A descriptive observational study was carried out in a primary health care center. Fifty-four participants with GTPS were included in this study and divided into lower- and higher-interference groups (n = 30 and 19, respectively) according to the Graded Chronic Pain Scale. Participants were evaluated for their lateral abduction hip strength and the SLST.

Results: The SLST showed a statistically significant difference between groups with respect to hip-joint posture and movement level (P = .043) but not for other SLST domains or lateral abduction hip strength (P > .05).

Conclusion: Patients with GTPS with more pain interference in their lives had poorer dynamic stability with respect to hip-joint posture and movements based on the SLST but did not present impaired lateral hip abduction strength in comparison with those who perceived lower pain interference in life.

López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I,Tostado-Haro I,Noval-Granda B,Ferrer-Peña R,Del Corral T. Widespread impairment of tactile spatial acuity and sensory-motor control in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain with neuropathic features. Musculoskelet Sci Pract. 2020 Feb 25;47 :102138.

Cuenca JJA,Pecos-Martín D,Martínez-Merinero P,Lluch E,Nijs J,Meeus M,Peña RF,Fernandez-Carnero J. How Much Is Needed? Comparison of the Effectiveness of Different Pain Education Dosages in Patients with Fibromyalgia. Pain Med.

Ferrer-Peña R,Vicente-de-Frutos G,Flandez-Santos D,Martín-Gómez C,Roncero-Jorge C,Calvo-Lobo C. Patient-reported outcomes measured with and without dizziness associated with non-specific chronic neck pain: implications for primary care. PeerJ. 2019; 7 :e7449.

Ferrer-Peña R,Calvo-Lobo C,Gómez M,Muñoz-García D. Prediction Model for Choosing Needle Length to Minimize Risk of Median Nerve Puncture With Dry Needling of the Pronator Teres. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2019 Jun 28;.

Ferrer-Peña R,Muñoz-García D,Calvo-Lobo C,Fernández-Carnero J. Pain Expansion and Severity Reflect Central Sensitization in Primary Care Patients with Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. Pain Med. 2018 Oct 11;.

Ferrer-Peña R,Moreno-López M,Calvo-Lobo C,López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I,Fernández-Carnero J. Relationship of Dynamic Balance Impairment with Pain-Related and Psychosocial Measures in Primary Care Patients with Chronic Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome. Pain Med. 2018 Aug 22;.

Cuenca-Martínez F,Bartrina-Rodríguez I,Suso-Martí L,La Touche R,Ferrer-Peña R. Association between somatosensory, motor and psychological variables by levels of disability in patients with cervicogenic dizziness. Somatosens Mot Res. 2018 Dec 28;:1-6.

Ferrer-Peña R,Calvo-Lobo C,Aiguadé R,Fernández-Carnero J. Which Seems to Be Worst? Pain Severity and Quality of Life between Patients with Lateral Hip Pain and Low Back Pain. Pain Res Manag. 2018; 2018 :9156247.

Calvo-Lobo C,Velázquez-Saornil J,Ruíz-Ruíz B,Rodríguez-Sanz D,Ferrer-Peña R,López-López D,Seco-Calvo J,Palomo-López P. Subacute Clinical Features After Arthroscopy Surgical Reconstruction of Complete Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: A Case-Control Study. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018 Sep 28;.

Romero-Moraleda B,La Touche R,Lerma-Lara S,Ferrer-Peña R,Paredes V,Peinado AB,Muñoz-García D. Neurodynamic mobilization and foam rolling improved delayed-onset muscle soreness in a healthy adult population: a randomized controlled clinical trial. PeerJ. 2017; 5 :e3908.

Martínez-Cervera FV,Olteanu TE,Gil-Martínez A,Díaz-Pulido B,Ferrer-Peña R. Influence of expectations plus mobilization with movement in patient with lateral epicondylalgia: a pilot randomized controlled trial. J Exerc Rehabil. 2017 Feb; 13 (1):101-109.

Rejano-Campo M,Ferrer-Peña R,Urraca-Gesto MA,Gallego-Izquierdo T,Pecos-Martín D,Stuge B,Plaza-Manzano G. Transcultural adaptation and psychometric validation of a Spanish-language version of the “Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire”. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2017 Feb 01;15 (1):30.

Del Cura-González I,López-Rodríguez JA,Sanz-Cuesta T,Rodríguez-Barrientos R,Martín-Fernández J,Ariza-Cardiel G,Polentinos-Castro E,Román-Crespo B,Escortell-Mayor E,Rico-Blázquez M,Hernández-Santiago V,Azcoaga-Lorenzo A,Ojeda-Ruiz E,González-González AI,Ávila-Tomas JF,Barrio-Cortés J,Molero-García JM,Ferrer-Peña R,Tello-Bernabé ME,Trujillo-Martín M, . Effectiveness of a strategy that uses educational games to implement clinical practice guidelines among Spanish residents of family and community medicine (e-EDUCAGUIA project): a clinical trial by clusters. Implement Sci. 2016 May 17;11 :71.

Sánchez-Herán Á,Agudo-Carmona D,Ferrer-Peña R,López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I,Gil-Martínez A,Paris-Alemany A,La Touche R. Postural Stability in Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Hip: Analysis of Association With Pain Catastrophizing and Fear-Avoidance Beliefs. PM R. 2016 Jul; 8 (7):618-28.

Ferrer-Peña R,Gil-Martínez A,Pardo-Montero J,Jiménez-Penick V,Gallego-Izquierdo T,La Touche R. Adaptation and validation of the Spanish version of the graded chronic pain scale. Reumatol Clin. ; 12 (3):130-8.

Pérez-Fernández M,Lerma-Lara S,Ferrer-Peña R,Gil-Martínez A,López-de-Uralde-Villanueva I,Paris-Alemany A,Beltrán-Alacreu H,La Touche R. Fear and difficulty perceived when visualizing therapeutic exercise in patients with chronic low back pain: A cross-sectional study. J Exerc Rehabil. 2015 Dec; 11 (6):345-55. 2019 Apr 24;

Grupos de Investigación

El grupo Motion in Brains de Ciencias del Movimiento, Bioconducta y Estudio del Dolor forma parte del Instituto de Neurociencias y Ciencias del Movimiento (INCIMOV) del CSEU La Salle. 

Las lineas de investigación que desarrollo en este grupo tienen relación con: 

  • Procesos cognitivos implicados en los tratamientos de fisioterapia aplicados al paciente con dolor

  • Factores bioconductuales implicados en el dolor crónico

  • El efecto de la educación terapéutica sobre los pacientes con dolor crónico

  • Entrenamiento cerebral y sus implicaciones clínicas sobre la actividad motora y sensorial

El Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Hospital Universitario La Paz (IdiPAZ) está acreditado por el Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII). En este grupo desarrollo mi actividad científica en el Grupo 2, del Área de Neurociencias, sobre NEUROLOGÍA Y ENFERMEDADES CEREBROVASCULARES.

Las líneas de investigación que desarrollo en este grupo son las relacionadas con:

  • Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas
  • Cefaleas y dolor neuropático