Patellofemoral Expert. Consultant Physiotherapist, Researcher, Lecturer.
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Rehabilitation medicine has made great strides in the past few decades to contribute to clinical research and improve its use of evidence-based practice. When considering the management of patellofemoral pain, there is now a growing body of evidence that effective training of the quadriceps, in particular the vastus medialis oblique (VMO), can be part of a rehabilitation programme to decrease patellofemoral pain. This course will discuss research which focuses on the role and function of the VMO and explore effective evidence-based quadriceps training techniques to maximise the potential of the VMO patellar control.
This course aims to provide the learner with evidence-based theory and application of quadriceps training and recruitment techniques to help manage patellofemoral pain.
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.