Patellofemoral pain syndrome

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Barriers and Facilitators of Loaded Self-managed Exercises and Physical Activity in People with Patellofemoral Pain

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Objectives:  There is an emergent body of evidence supporting exercise therapy and physical activity in the management of musculoskeletal pain. The purpose of this study was to explore potential barriers and facilitators with patients and physiotherapists with patellofemoral pain involved in a feasibility randomised controlled trial (RCT) study. The trial investigated a loaded self-managed exercise intervention, which included education and advice on physical activity versus usual physiotherapy as the control. 

    Conclusions: Implementation, delivery and evaluation of the intervention in clinical settings may be challenging, but feasible with the appropriate training for physiotherapists.  Participants’ improvements in pain and function may have been mediated, in some part, by greater self-efficacy and locus of control.


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Patellofemoral Pain:  Clinical Practice Guidelines - Summary of Recommendations

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Aim of the Guidelines

    The Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy of the Ameri­can Physical Therapy Association, Inc has an ongo­ing effort to create evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for orthopaedic physical therapy management of pa­tients with musculoskeletal impairments.

    The objectives of this clinical guidelines are as follows: 

    • Describe evidence-based physical therapy practice, includ­ing diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and assessment of outcome, for musculoskeletal disorders commonly man­aged by orthopaedic physical therapists 

    • Identify interventions supported by current best evidence to address impairments of body function and structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions associated with common musculoskeletal conditions


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Anterior Knee Pain after Total Arthroplasty:  A Narrative Review

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Anterior knee pain is one of the most common causes of persistent problems after implantation of a total knee replacement. It can occur in patients with or without patellar resurfacing. As a result of the surgical procedure itself many changes can occur which may affect the delicate interplay of the joint partners in the patello-femoral joint. Functional causes of anterior knee pain can be distinguished from mechanical causes. The functional causes concern disorders of inter- and intramuscular coordination, which can be attributed to preoperative osteoarthritis.

    Research about anterior knee pain has shown that not only the thigh muscles but also the hip and trunk stabilising muscles may be responsible for the development of a dynamic valgus malalignment. Dynamic valgus may be a causative factor for patellar maltracking.  

    The mechanical causes of patello-femoral problems after knee replacement can be distinguished according to whether they increase instability in the joint, increase joint pressure or whether they affect the muscular lever arms.

    These causes include offset errors, oversizing, rotational errors of femoral or tibial component, instability, maltracking and chondrolysis, patella baja and aseptic loosening. In these cases, reoperation or revision is often necessary.


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Etiology of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Treatment of Patellofemoral pain is changing. In the past, interventions have typically focused on the joint itself. But is that enough? Aren’t there possibly other factors at play –and if so, what approach should be taken to treat it?

    This two part on-line course provides:

    • fresh insight into the mechanics that may influence the patellofemoral joint; and
    • provides treatment options that bring long-term success.

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Etiology of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Treatment of Patellofemoral pain is changing. In the past, interventions have typically focused on the joint itself. But is that enough? Aren’t there possibly other factors at play –and if so, what approach should be taken to treat it?

    This two part on-line course provides:
    fresh insight into the mechanics that may influence the patellofemoral joint; and
    provides treatment options that bring long-term success.


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Management of Patellofemoral Joint - Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This on-line course describes an alternative treatment approach with excellent results for patellofemoral pain syndrome utilised for two patients whose chief complaint was of patellofemoral pain and lack of control of the hip in the frontal and transverse planes during functional movements. Recommendations are made for the future assessment and treatment of the hip, pelvis, and trunk musculature


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Management of Patellofemoral Joint - Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This on-line course describes an alternative treatment approach with excellent results for patellofemoral pain syndrome utilised for two patients whose chief complaint was of patellofemoral pain and lack of control of the hip in the frontal and transverse planes during functional movements. Recommendations are made for the future assessment and treatment of the hip, pelvis, and trunk musculature


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Management of Patellofemoral Joint - Part 3

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This on-line course describes an alternative treatment approach with excellent results for patellofemoral pain syndrome utilised for two patients whose chief complaint was of patellofemoral pain and lack of control of the hip in the frontal and transverse planes during functional movements. Recommendations are made for the future assessment and treatment of the hip, pelvis, and trunk musculature


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Muscle Energy Techniques:  Lower Quarter: Hamstring and Adductors, Gastrocnemius and Soleus

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This illustrated on-line course covers the assessment, interpretation and treatment of the following short/tight muscles:

    • gastrocnemius and soleus
    • medial hamstrings
    • adductors (pectineus, adductors brevis, magnus and longus) short and long adductors

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Biomechanics of the Patellofemoral Joint

R400.00

3 CEUs

    At last. An easy to understand insight into the applied biomechanics of the patella. Along with discussions of various exercise and treatment modalities make this online course immediately applicable in your clinical practice.


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Anterior Knee Pain in the Sporting Population: Part 1 - Assessment

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Increase your success rate in treating patients with anterior knee pain.

    AKP can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. The success rate of most treatment regimens has been poor and the condition frequently recurs. 

    This three-part, online course will equip you with the latest tools to deal effectively with this and other related sports injuries.

    You’ll learn about assessing the knee in part one; part two will introduce you to the new integrated treatment approach; and part three deals with patellar tendinopathy.


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Anterior Knee Pain in the Sporting Population - Part 2:Integrated Treatment

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Increase your success rate in treating patients with anterior knee pain.

    AKP can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. The success rate of most treatment regimens has been poor and the condition frequently recurs.

    This three-part, online course will equip you with the latest tools to deal effectively with this and other related sports injuries.

    You’ll learn about assessing the knee in part one; part two will introduce you to the new integrated treatment approach; and part three deals with patellar tendinopathy.


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Anterior Knee Pain in the Sporting Population - Part 3: Patellar Tendinopathy

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Increase your success rate in treating patients with anterior knee pain.

    AKP can be one of the most difficult conditions to manage. The success rate of most treatment regimens has been poor and the condition frequently recurs.

    This three-part, online course will equip you with the latest tools to deal effectively with this and other related sports injuries.

    You’ll learn about assessing the knee in part one; part two will introduce you to the new integrated treatment approach; and part three deals with patellar tendinopathy.

     


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Selection of Taping Techniques for Knee Pain

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This on-line course offers practical tips for the selection of taping techniques for knee pain. You will learn which techniques to utilise for severe, moderate and mild knee pain as well as for different pathologies.


    In addition, there are tips for taping sporting and non-sporting persons.


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