Patellofemoral Expert. Consultant Physiotherapist, Researcher, Lecturer.
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Patellofemoral pain can be associated with depression, anxiety, a sense of loss, fear-avoidance, sleep deprivation and more. Moreover, a patient's beliefs about their injury and recovery can significantly impact their outcomes. Despite this, rehabilitation professionals often overlook psychosocial factors when treating knee pain patients. There is, however, research to support the use of education, psychologically-informed treatments and mindfulness to positively impact recovery for individuals with patellofemoral pain. This course will explore key psychosocial factors that impact patients with patellofemoral pain and explore strategies that can help to enhance outcomes.
The aim of this course is to educate the clinician on how to address psychosocial factors that can influence recovery in individuals with patellofemoral pain.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions 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.