Great online Patellofemoral CPD session with #TEAM_PFP

Really looking forward to this presentation on Tuesday September 22nd along with great London clinical academic Brad Neal and Simon Lack SIGN UP HERE Watch from the comfort of your home (or the pub) The best thing is you can sign up and watch back as many times as you like – hopefully see you

‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain’ Translation Day

Presentation Slides from the Evening We recently held a translation day at the ‘Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine’ within QMUL for our soon to be released BJSM paper on a ‘Best Practice Guide to Conservative Management of Patellofemoral Pain’ It has been great to see so much discussion on twitter #TEAM_PFP and email interest

The VMO-a fresh perspective?

I would like to welcome Claire Robertson for the Patellofemoral blog to provide some additional insight to the importance of VMO. She is a fantastic clinical academic, who consults at Wimbledon Clinics. For those on twitter, here is Claire’s twitter handle Those who read the blog understand my biases and belief that the importance of

Is hip strength a risk factor for patellofemoral pain?

I recently completed a systematic review with colleagues Michael Rathleff, Camilla Rathleff and Kay Crossley evaluating the link between hip strength and patellofemoral pain (PFP). The review was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The key message for clinicians that the review highlights is that although hip strength deficits may exist in many

Foot Orthoses for Patellofemoral Pain

Click here for slide from the Podiatry South Australia Conference Click here for slides from Podiatry South Australia presentation. These slides are related to a keynote presentation on foot orthoses and identifying clinical predictors in individuals with Patellofemoral Pain, given on May 22nd 2014.

MPA presentation May 1st 2014 – Common deficits and an evidence based treatment guide

Click here for slides from MPA presentation These slides are related to the evening seminar series held by the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association on May 1st 2014. The presentation relates to common deficits and development of a contemporary guide to the management of Patellofemoral Pain

Common Deficits presentation by Dr Christian Barton from the the 2013 Danish Sports Medicine Congress



In 1996, Jenny McConnell published a fantastic ‘master class’ paper titled ‘Management of Patellofemoral Problems.’[1] The two primary treatment strategies proposed in this paper to manage patellofemoral pain (PFP) included taping, and retraining of the vastus medialis oblique (VMO) muscle – in particular the timing of its activation relative to vastus lateralis (VL). Previously, I

Patellofemoral Pain and Central Sensitisation – With Michael Skovdal Rathleff

Although the exact origin of patello­femoral pain is unknown, it is proposed to be secondary to excessive patellofemo­ral joint stress caused by abnormal patel­lar tracking and/or excessive patellofemoral joint loading. Resulting tissue injury may lead to sensitisation of peripheral nociceptors, hence increasing perceived pain. Therefore, if we focus intervention on correcting biomechanics causing abnormal tracking

November recent research – with Dr Christian Barton

Here is a selection of important clinically relevant studies from the past couple of months. Enjoy the read! Does Quadriceps Atrophy Exist in Individuals With Patellofemoral Pain? A Systematic Literature Review With Meta-analysis Summary: This well conducted systematic review included data from seven studies in the meta-analysis. Clinical measures of girth did not indicate