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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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Snap Crackle and Pop – Why does my knee click? – by Claire Robertson

Claire Robertson joins us today to talk about creaky knees! Claire is a Consultant Physiotherapist, researcher and lecturer who runs a specialist patellofemoral pain service at Wimbledon Clinics. She’s kindly agreed to share some of the findings from her research and answer the question why does my knee click?… You can follow Claire on Twitter via @clairepatella. Picture adapted […]

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Will leaning forward help my runner’s knee?

In recent years gait analysis and re-training has emerged as a viable method of reducing patellofemoral pain (PFP – AKA Runner’s Knee). Modification of step rate and stride length and reduction of hip adduction during running have shown promising results. New research suggests altering your trunk position may also be an option for those with painful knees… […]

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Gait re-education for Runners knee – by Running Technique Coach Ray Templeton

Following on from our recent articles on Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) we’ve enlisted the help of Running Technique Coach and Sports Therapist Ray Templeton. Ray has an excellent blog and YouTube channel. You can follow him on Twitter via @RunTechnique. Today he shares his views on PFPS so it's over to him for some […]

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Gait re-training for ‘Runner’s Knee’

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), widely known as Runner’s Knee, remains the most common injury amongst runners. We’ve examined many aspects of it in our previous articles, today we look at ways to adapt your running gait to help PFPS. Now […]

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The role of Glutes in Patellofemoral Pain

Written by Tom Goom, senior Physio at The Physio Rooms Brighton. Follow Tom on Twitter. The gluteal muscles have been enjoying quite a bit of attention recently in the research and are a popular topic amongst runners. Many hope that stronger glutes will help in treating injuries and improving performance and there is at least […]

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