Patellofemoral Pain Rehabilitation Courses

Upcoming course dates and locations




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 Nijmegan, Netherlands  April 22

Denkfysio: Register


April 24

Vital Performance: Register
Leuven, Belgium April 27, 28 Smart Education: Register

Course Outline

patellofemoral pain

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common injury presentation to orthopaedic, general practice and sports medicine clinics. During this course, the complex clinical reasoning required to provide an optimal management plan for the varying PFP presentations clinicians see every day will be explored. The course is taught by Dr Christian Barton who is an international expert in PFP management with more than 30 peer reviewed publications in the medical literature, including many related to the biomechanics associated with and the management of PFP. Christian’s highly practical and evidence based course will provide you with a range of knowledge and skills you can apply immediately in the clinic, whether you are a new graduate or experienced clinician. The course will be a mixture of lectures, discussions and practical workshops.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to make an accurate diagnosis of PFP, considering differential diagnosis of tendon, ligament, meniscus and joint pathologies
  • Develop an awareness of common local, proximal and distal deficits which may relate to PFP pathology and how to identify their presence in a clinical setting
  • Understand the evidence base for common physiotherapy interventions for the management of PFP and when to apply this in the clinical setting, including: exercise (local, proximal and distal), taping, massage/mobilisation, and adjunctive interventions
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of movement retraining in the management of PFP and how to apply this in a clinical setting
  • Understand the implications of adolsecent PFP and PFJ osteoarthritis and how best to manage them in a clinical setting
  • Understand the importance of pain-related fear and how to address it with education and exercise

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