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Patellofemoral pain is a complex issue commonly seen in the clinic. This Masterclass aims to help you become more comfortable with utilising key questions in the subjective examination to help in the treatment of complex knee pain, from acute pain to long standing osteoarthritis.

We will delve into some complex cases of knee pain and you will walk away with a better understanding of differential diagnosis between Hoffa’s fat pad and patellofemoral joint pain. You can also expect to gain some assessment and treatment pearls for all causes of patellofemoral pain.

After finishing this Masterclass you can expect to know more about why knee’s crack and what it means, what the risk factors are for patellofemoral malalignment, and even who Hoffa’s fat pad was named after.

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Claire (Patella) Robertson obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. She has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice. Claire currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics. On top of that she has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

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1.

Understanding the Basics and Nailing the Subjective Examination

Runtime: 27:51
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This module explores key questions within the subjective examination to assist with differential diagnosis as well as helping the clinician to delve deeper into the understanding of patellofemoral pain. This module will also explore patellofemoral crepitus and the importance of the patient’s beliefs in order to respond well to Physiotherapy treatment.

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Quads: When and How should we train them?

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This module explores the importance of the quadriceps in relation to patellofemoral pain. It delves into when we should be utilising open and closed chain exercises as well as the benefits of this for patellofemoral loads. The clinician can expect to walk away with multiple different variations of a squat with progressions and regressions for all individuals suffering from knee pain.

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Moving beyond ‘Glutes’ for more Specific Rehabilitation

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This module explores why we prescribe gluteal exercises in patellofemoral pain and aims to give the clinician a deeper understanding as to why the patient needs to perform these strengthening exercises. You can also expect to walk away with a better understanding of when to use gluteus medius strengthening vs gluteus maximus strengthening exercises to ensure a more specific rehabilitation for your patient.

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Hoffa’s fat pad: what is it and what to do about it

Runtime: 42:38
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In this module you will learn where the Hoffa’s fat pad is located and it’s role in both a healthy knee and an aggravated knee. You will learn all the tips and tricks for both the subjective and objective examination for differentiating between patellofemoral pain and a fat pad impingement and how each of these issues would be managed differently.

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