Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
The course will provide you with practical advice on education, exercises, and treatment modalities for knee pain and will then focus on the specific evidence based treatment options for PFPS. It will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is an umbrella term used for pain arising from the patellofemoral joint itself, or adjacent soft tissues. It is characterized by anterior knee pain but can be felt in other areas of the knee. Pain arises with activities such as stair climbing, squatting, or rising from sitting to standing. According to research some forms of therapy are effective as stand alone interventions and others should be used in combination. It is important for the therapist to have a good knowledge of which interventions are evidence based for treatment of PFPS.
- Video of interview with topic specialist
- Reading activity
Course aimsThe aim of the course is to familiarise you with the evidence based treatment options for PFPS and to provide you with practical advice on how to treat knee pain.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 2 hours of learning activities that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2 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.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and Physioplus points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to do reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! 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 2 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe 3 aspects of education to be covered with a patient with Patellofemoral Pain
- create an evidence based treatment program for an individual with Patellofemoral Pain based on a case presentation
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.