The Patellofemoral Pain Course

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The Patellofemoral Pain Course

Patellofemoral pain is the most common type of anterior knee pain and presents in many ways. This series of online modules will focus on expert assessment of the anterior knee and how to develop tailored treatment plans. We will present ways to identify patient specific drivers with tools that can be easily adopted into your clinical practice.

Introduction
Patellofemoral pain is the most common type of anterior knee pain and presents in many ways. This series of online modules will focus on expert assessment of the anterior knee and how to develop tailored treatment plans. We will present ways to identify patient specific drivers with tools that can be easily adopted into your clinical practice.
 

There is so much more to managing patellofemoral pain than VMO exercises and patellar taping. There is no place for a one-size-fits-all approach, and we will provide you with a greater ability to assess and treat people with patellofemoral pain. Most importantly, this course will provide you with practical and clinically applicable skills that can be used the very next time you see a patient.

 

Overarching aim
Develop, improve, and tailor your approach to the assessment and management of individuals with patellofemoral pain.

Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of these modules, you will be able to;

 

Lecture 1 – Epidemiology of PFP

Define PFP
Describe the incidence and prevalence of PFP in differing populations
Understand which variables are associated with the development of PFP
 

Lecture 2 – Variables associated with PFP: structure and biomechanics

Recognise structural and biomechanical variables associated with PFP persistence
Understand how structural and biomechanical variables affect prognosis
 

Lecture 3 - Variables associated with PFP: physical activity and psychology

Recognise physical activity and psychological variables associated with PFP persistence
Understand how physical activity and psychological variables affect prognosis
 

Lecture 4 – Assessing the anterior knee: part 1

Understand the rationale for assessing an individual with PFP
Identify the important factors when assessing an individual in pain
Describe how to diagnose PFP
 

Practical 1 – Ruling in PFP

Perform clinical examination to rule out differential diagnoses and rule in PFP
 

Lecture 5 – Assessing the anterior knee: part 2

Describe the deficits that can be identified through clinical assessment
Communicate the assessment findings to a person with PFP
 

Practical 2 – Identifying deficits

Perform a clinical assessment to identify deficits associated with PFP
 

Lecture 6 – Adjuncts for PFP

Describe the adjuncts that can be used for managing PFP
Identify people with PFP that are more likely to benefit from specific adjuncts
Describe the adjuncts that should not be used for managing PFP
 

Lecture 7 – Exercise interventions for PFP

Explain why the evidence supports exercise interventions for PFP
Describe how exercises interventions can effect pain and function
Understand how exercise interventions are best delivered
 

Lecture 8 – Running retraining for PFP

Explain why running retraining may be effective for people with PFP
Describe the sub-group of people with PFP who are more likely to benefit from running retraining
Understand which retraining cues are most appropriate
 

Lecture 9 – Load management in PFP

Recognise people with PFP who have a load management issue
Deliver load management strategies in people with PFP
Understand how to integrate load management strategies into a comprehensive management plan
 

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