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What’s the key treatment for runners with patellofemoral pain?

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is recognised to be a multifactorial condition with multiple potential causes and a host of treatment options. This can leave both clinicians and runners confused and unsure about what treatment path to take. Do we use education, activity modification, rehab exercises, gait re-training or all of the above!? Do we tape, massage […]

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Signpost: great new website on patellofemoral pain

Our Signpost blogs are a short series of posts designed to highlight great new articles and resources for runners and health professionals. We’ve previously mentioned an excellent piece on back pain and today the focus is on knees! This week Claire Robertson has launched a great website on patellofemoral pain (AKA Runner’s Knee); Click here […]

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Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain? – By Dr Christian Barton

Dr Christian Barton is a multi-published researcher with a very successful clinic and excellent blog. He is one of the leading names in patellofemoral research and so I was delighted when he agreed to write for RunningPhysio. He is currently working on running gait re-training research and runs a number of courses which I highly […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – PFPS – part 3

In part 1 and part 2 we examined causes and solutions for PFPS. In part 3 we’ll look at progressing your rehab with gym based exercises. As we’ve mentioned previously it’s important to strike a balance with exercise – too little and nothing will change, too much and you may aggravate your pain. The way […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – PFPS – Part 2

In part 1 we looked at causes of PFPS and a few solutions. Next we look at striking the balance of increasing load on the knee without causing pain. This work from Scott Dye has been hugely helpful in treatment of PFPS. He describes the “envelope of function” which is a very useful way of […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – PFPS – Part 1

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common and most challenging injuries a runner might face. What makes it challenging is it’s complexity and sensitivity. It can be hard to pin down the exact cause and easy to aggravate. A difficult combination but hey, RunningPhysio likes a challenge! PFPS is pain from the […]

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