This course aims to directly impact on the clinician's ability to assess and treat patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome, (PFPS). The course is a mixture of theory, demonstrations and practical sessions, totally underpinned by evidence. There is a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning throughout.
By the end of the day the therapist should be able to:
• Describe the aetiology of PFPS.
• Explain the relevance of their subjective examination and how this drives their physical examination.
• Expertly surface mark anatomy relating to the PFJ.
• Reason through their observation findings, and their meaning.
• Underpin their gluteal examination with anatomy and biomechanics, and prescribe accurate, effective gluteal exercises.
• Explain the relevance of muscle length and describe useful, appropriate stretches.
• Discuss controversies around the VMO and describe when VMO work is indicated, and how this can be done.
• Be aware of indications for taping, and how this can be performed.
• Assess the biomechanics of the foot and identify when an orthotic may be useful.
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