Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Evidence based treatment approaches for anterior knee pain

Summary

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.

Introduction

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.

Outline

  1. Video of interview with topic specialist
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz