Online Course
Effective Quadriceps Training in Patellofemoral Pain
Enhance your clinical practice with evidence-based techniques to maximise quadriceps training

1-1.5 hours





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Claire Robertson
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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:

  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 patellofemoral joint biomechanics
  • discuss the anatomy and physiology of the vastus medialis
  • summarise important research regarding the form and function of the vastus medialis
  • discuss important quadriceps exercise theory in relation to 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.

Featured reviews
This course has provided the necessary information to make me a better practitioner. In addition, it has given me the knowledge to understand PFP better and manage my patients more effectively. Excellent course!
Joan Rattray
This course is excellent for anyone treating patellofemoral knee pain. It will give you precise science on why we do what we do in PFPS treatment and great rehab tools backed by clinical reasoning. It is laid out logically, so it is easy to remember the information and thus easy to apply it. I highly recommend it.
Sarah Jones
South Africa