Patellofemoral Expert. Consultant Physiotherapist, Researcher, Lecturer.
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It can be challenging treating adolescents because of regular growth spurts and their changing physiology; they can appear differently at each assessment! Patellofemoral pain is a common complaint, affecting possibly a third of the adolescent population. Patellofemoral pain is not something these patients will "grow out of". Research shows that if left untreated, patellofemoral pain can linger into adulthood, negatively impacting mental health and self-esteem. It may also be a precursor to adult osteoarthritis. This course will provide an overview of patellofemoral pain in adolescents, discuss common differential diagnoses, and offer treatment options for this dynamic patient demographic.
This course aims to give an overview of patellofemoral pain in adolescents and offer evidence-based treatment options.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.