Why Is my Knee swollen-what does this mean?
What is swelling? What does it mean and what should be done in response to it? There are different causes of swelling and to understand how to respond to swelling it is really important to try and distinguish between the different causes.25/01/2016 Read More
Tape in the management of Patellofemoral Pain
There is a lot of hype around tape-what tape, what technique, what colour! The hype is not fully underpinned by robust academic rigour and yet do I use tape with my patients? Yes I do. Let’s explore this.19/11/2015 Read More
The infrapatellar (Hoffa's) fat pad explained
The infrapatellar fat pad can be painful, persistent and tricky to treat. However, with the right treatment it is possible to have good outcome. This blog explores fat pad problems for the patient.29/09/2015 Read More
Aquatic physiotherapy for patellofemoral pain – a case study from Aqua-Physio.
Aquatic physiotherapy can be an excellent tool in the management of patellofemoral pain. Here is a recent case study where dry land treatment was incorporated with aquatic therapy.10/05/2016 Read More
Non-operative management of Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
So the first and probably most important point to make is that this is a diagnostic label about structure, not experience of pain. Pain is an incredibly multi-dimensional phenomenon that people experience in very varying ways. It is therefore possible for two people to have the same diagnostic label of patellofemoral osteoarthritis and yet one is ‘suffering’ a lot more than the other.12/01/2016 Read More
Activity Modification in The Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain
Activity modification plays a vital part of my recommendations. Whilst the vast majority of PFj problems should be classed as a nuisance but not a worry, activity modification is extremely useful.31/07/2015 Read More