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How can we scale back patellofemoral load in rehab?

Our articles aren’t designed to exchange medical recommendation. In case you have an damage we advocate seeing a professional well being skilled. To ebook an appointment with Tom Goom (AKA ‘The Operating Physio’) go to our clinic web page. We provide each in-person assessments and on-line consultations.

With many issues in life, there’s a candy spot. Consuming at a marriage is an effective instance. Too little and also you’re self-conscious on the dance flooring, an excessive amount of and also you’re knee sliding into an aged relative. Hit the candy spot and also you’ve obtained strikes like Jagger!

The identical is true for patellofemoral (PF) load. We wish to load the joint. That’s what it’s for. We simply don’t wish to overload and irritate it. So how do we discover this candy spot? What actions have a excessive PF load and the way can we scale back it?

In our video beneath we reply these questions and talk about two key elements that affect PF load that you may modify throughout rehab. These additionally clarify why knee sliding isn’t superb for patellofemoral ache! As ever we embody the most recent analysis, specifically this evaluation from Hart et al. (2022) simply revealed within the BJSM.

Discover out extra about patellofemoral ache and all widespread working accidents on the Operating Repairs Course. Go to our course web page for the most recent dates and to study our on-line course.



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