This course is only available in French.
More than 50% of adults suffer from patellofemoral pain (PFP) and up to 78% of adolescents continue to present symptoms several years after their onset, despite therapeutic interventions in physical therapy. This unfavorable evolution in terms of symptoms puts these patients at greater risk of physical deconditioning with all the associated harmful consequences (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular pathologies, etc.). And this of course requires a better knowledge of this pathology by physiotherapists.
For several years, the literature has emphasized a close relationship between PFP and hip muscle weakness. Good practice guidelines also recommend including strengthening exercises for these muscles when managing patients with PFP. However, it is not always clear to the clinician how the hip muscle group relates to PFP or how to provide patients with the appropriate exercises. This webinar will aim to review the current state of knowledge on the topic through a comprehensive literature review and provide clinicians with concrete tools to improve the management of their patients with PFP.
At the end of this presentation, a question period will be offered to give participants the opportunity to ask questions or present clinical cases to Joachim Van Cant.