Patellofemoral Pain Uncovered

18th September 2021

Royal Devon and Exeter Outpatient Physio Department, Heavitree Hospital

The management of patellofemoral pain (PFP) has proved a significant challenge for the frontline clinician. Patients who often present with this problem can be poles apart in their activity levels and have subtle differences in pain location and their response to types of loading. So when it comes to PFP, supporting the individual requires the upmost diagnostic skill and knowledge of the rehabilitation process.

Step forward Clare Robertson. In addition to running a specialist clinic for the treatment of PFP, Claire has published 13 peer reviewed papers and lectured internationally on the subject. Clinical academics are like gold dust for physios who want to deliver evidence based interventions for patients and if that wasn’t enough Claire has a teaching qualification to boot!

Due to the pandemic and other unforeseen circumstances Claire’s gold dust has slipped through our fingers twice before, but not this time (please cross everything). I for one can’t wait to host her here in Exeter and finally soak up all her knowledge and experience.

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Covid 19:

Here at My Therapy Network I am keeping a close eye on the pandemic. Having made the difficult decision to cancel courses before we will keep everyone’s safety as the highest priority. The aim will be to minimize the risk while facilitating what is a practical course and also to help all those who wish to attend feel comfortable. To do this I will work with Claire and the venue to issue time appropriate information on the measures we will have in place subject to changes in government advice and good old fashioned common sense.

Claire Robertson Course Tutor