There is a new clinical guideline for patellofemoral pain syndrome which was was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy earlier this month. The guideline will allow you to stay up to date with the latest best practice for PFPS.

The guideline is sadly behind a paywall but there is an excellent summary of recommendations available for free which breaks down each aspect of clinical practice and gives it a grading depending on the quality of evidence.

Read The Guideline!

The best way to complement the guideline would be to check out the excellent patellofemoral pain resources available on Physiopedia. The best resources will be linked to at the bottom of this page.

On Physioplus we have an in depth series of courses exploring the knee joint – in our patellofemoral joint programme – which will be the best place to cement the knowledge gained after reading the new guideline.

Patellofemoral Joint Programme

The knee is a complex joint made up from many different anatomical structures. It is joint that is subject to large, dynamic forces over the course of our lives and can often be a cause of pain and disability. In this series of short courses, knee specialist Claire Robertson guides you through many of these conditions and the latest evidence based approaches to their management are identified and explained.

The PFJ Programme