Patello-femoral Rehabilitation


SKU: CB220420 Category:


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Nieuwe Marktstraat 54, 6511 AA Nijmegen

Specialist Christian Barton


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

Keurmerk: 7 punten
KRF: 7 punten voor algemeen en sport register en het vrije deel

Taal scholing: Engels

Uitgesteld ivm het Coronavirus, word verzet naar 2021, datum 2021 volgt zsm

About the course

In this course, Christian will give you the skills and knowledge to diagnose and manage PFP.
This course is delivered by Dr Christian Barton, who has a highly respected international research profile, with more than 40 peer reviewed publications. He teaches courses in Australia, the UK and Scandinavia. Clinically, Christian specialises in the management of persistent and challenging knee and running related injuries, working with a range of elite athletes and in conjunction with many of Melbourne’s leading orthopaedic specialists. This vital clinical insight ensure you will take away immediately clinically applicable skills.


Objectives of the Patello-femoral Rehabilitation course:

  • Make an accurate diagnosis of PFP, considering differential diagnosis of tendon, ligament, meniscus and joint pathologies
  • Be aware of common local, proximal and distal deficits related to PFP and how to identify their presence in a clinical setting
  • Effectively apply evidence based interventions in the clinical setting, including: exercise (local, proximal and distal), taping, massage/mobilisation, and adjunctive interventions
  • Develop skills and clinical reasoning processes to apply running retraining interventions when treating running related injuries
  • Progress exercise to patients required function
  • Understand the implications of adolescent PFP and PFJ osteoarthritis and how best to manage them in a clinical setting

Timetable day 1

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.30
Diagnostics and differential diagnostics
09.30 – 10.30
Typical deficits in patients with patellofemoral pain
10.30 – 10.45
10.45 – 11.15
Intervention options for PFP and the evidence base
11.15 – 12.15
Clinical assessment of potential deficits
12.15 – 12.45
12.45 – 14.00
Evidence-based treatment of PFP and tailoring a multimodal program – taping, mobilisation, soft tissue, strengthening and stretching
14.00 – 14.45
Distal interventions – footwear, foot orthoses, taping and strengthening
14.45 – 16.00
Progressing exercises to end stage rehab
16.00 – 16.30
Summary of assessment, potential treatment options with additional considerations related to age, education and prognosis
16.30 – 17.00
Question and answer

Christian Barton

Hi, I’m Dr Christian Barton. I am an expert in the management of difficult to treat, long term injuries. I have a particular interest in the knee (including osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain and running related injuries. My main focus is providing individual exercise solutions and holistic patient education for people with persistent pain. For my injured runners I use running retraining (world leader in this treatment), which is often a key missing element to rehabilitation.

Research is one of my passions, and I am a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, primary focussed on improving knee pain and injury management. This role includes leading GLA:D Australia, which aims to improve access to appropriate exercise and education to all Australians with osteoarthritis; and TREK, a project aimed at improving access to knowledge of evidence based treatments. I am passionate about bring my research knowledge and extensive clinical experience together to treat patients of all ages and physical activity levels to get them back to being able to do the things they love.