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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome and Role of PT

Course #: 03-714

Price: $18.00

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description 

The goal of this CEU course is to establish the physical therapy treatment of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) and examine the barriers that stop physiotherapists from increasing strength and flexibility in the given population. This course revolves around a study that used focus groups to discuss the knowledge, experience, and opinions of twelve different physical therapists in the UK. They examined various ideas about why this syndrome can be challenging to treat, and came up with hypotheses such as differences in outcome measures, departmental strengths of a hospital vs an athletic based clinic, patient compliance, and biomechanical factors. They also discussed characteristics that depend on the patients with PFPS and changes in exercise prescription, as well as the contradictions of physiotherapists beliefs regarding their practice. The reading materials for this course includes an article from the Journal of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Explain why patients with PFPS do not comply with the prescribed exercises.
  2. Examine why, according to physiotherapists, most NHS patients get knee pain.
  3. Identify the muscle characteristics that increase with functional exercises.
  4. Provide the properties through which PFPS physiotherapy treatment works.


CEU Course Syllabus

  PFPS Introduction   0.14 Contact Hours  
  Study Methodology   0.28 Contact Hours 
  Physical Therapist Hypotheses     0.86 Contact Hours
  Evidence Based Discussion   0.72 Contact Hours

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic

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Course Date: 2017-10-31

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