Physio Edge 039 Patellofemoral Pain in Adolescents with Dr Michael Rathleff


Patellofemoral joint pain (PFJP) is very common in adolescents, and in the Physio Edge podcast episode 39, I discuss causes, assessment and treatment with the author of numerous studies on PFJP in Adolescents, Dr Michael Rathleff.

You will explore: 

  • Different types/groups of Adolescents that suffer with PFJP
  • Common reasons for failure of Physiotherapy
  • Diagnosis and DDx of PFJP
  • Examination of the knee
  • Treatment of PFJP
  • How to tailor and progress your exercise programs
  • The use of orthotics
  • Taping
  • The usefulness of stretching
  • Prognosis & predictors of recovery
  • Biomechanics
  • and more.

I have also created a free handout to supplement and help you get the most from this podcast, which you can download here 

Dr Michael Rathleff also provided great insights into Loading Programs for Plantar Fasciopathy on the Physio Edge podcast episode 38, also well worth a listen if you haven’t already. 


Links of interest

Download the podcast in iTunes

Download the podcast from Soundcloud

Download your free handout on Patellofemoral Pain in Adolescents to go along with this podcast

Dr Michael Rathleff’s publications on PFJP in Adolescents

Dr Michael Rathleff on Twitter

Free Shoulder Assessment & Treatment videos with leading international presenters

2015 Patellofemoral research retreat

David Pope on Twitter

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