Online Course
Patellofemoral Joint Programme
An in depth series of courses exploring the knee joint

19-21 hours





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Claire Robertson
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Patellofemoral Expert. Consultant Physiotherapist, Researcher, Lecturer.

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The knee is a complex joint made up from many different anatomical structures. It is joint that is subject to large, dynamic forces over the course of our lives and can often be a cause of pain and disability. In this series of short courses, knee specialist Claire Robertson guides you through many of these conditions and the latest evidence based approaches to their management are identified and explained.


This programme of courses aims to help you become a more effective clinician when treating conditions of the knee.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Subjective Examination of Patellofemoral Pain
  2. Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
  3. Differentiating PFJ and Tibiofemoral Problems
  4. Knee Crepitus
  5. Gluteal Considerations in the Management of Patellofemoral Pain
  6. Effective Quadriceps Training in Patellofemoral Pain
  7. Muscle Length Assessment and Treatment Related to Patellofemoral Pain
  8. Adolescent Patellofemoral Pain
  9. Psychosocial Considerations in Patellofemoral Pain
  10. Patellofemoral Joint Instability
  11. Understanding Red Flags in Patellofemoral Pain
  12. Fat Pad Syndrome

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 19-21 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 18.9 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. Complete all the courses within this programme
  3. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  4. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  5. More courses to follow....
  6. Pass a written assignment

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.