Online Course
Adolescent Patellofemoral Pain
Break the cycle of patellofemoral pain from adolescence into adulthood

1-1.5 hours





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Claire Robertson
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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:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the effects of patellofemoral pain on the adolescent population
  • discuss differential diagnoses for patellofemoral pain syndrome in the adolescent population
  • describe evidence-based treatment options for adolescents with patellofemoral pain
  • discuss patellar dislocation and hypermobility as they relate to adolescent patellofemoral pain

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

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It is a clear, relevant and concise presentation with critical information clearly outlined.
Claire Horn
United States