This article consists of four printable client handouts covering four phases of proximal muscle rehabilitation for patellofemoral pain. If you have access to this article you will be able to click the PDF in the Media Contents box to open and print out the handouts. Each handout has about 4-6 exercises with images and exercise guidance.
Our Co-Kinetic patient advice leaflets are written and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and fitness professionals. Every leaflet is peer-reviewed at the very minimum by a professional in each of the following disciplines: physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise/fitness. Where appropriate we may also ask a recognised national charity to review and approve the content.
Does stretching the iliotibal band (ITB) conjure up scenes of torture? For many clients it seems to be a rite of passage, if the treatment has not taken a client’s breath away it can lead... Read More
If between 5.8-50% of people fail to attend clinic appointments, it's not difficult to imagine how few actually adhere to rehabilitation programmes and this has become one of the key challenges faced by health care... Read More
Communication about a patient’s pain experience is a fundamental component of rehabilitation, but often requires the use of metaphoric expressions. However, whilst the meaning of some metaphors is clear, for others it can be obscure.... Read More
Subgrouping individuals who suffer with patellofemoral pain has been identified as an important clinical tool to improve treatment effectiveness. This article presents the reader with a possible method to achieve subgrouping, considering the common deficits that have been identified in these patients. The article encourages the reader to consider the proposed, evidence informed, approach as part of a clinically reasoned assessment and tailored patient-centred intervention. The full version of this content includes an audio recording of the article.
This article summarises a case study of a patient who had had anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, but was subsequently found to have thoracic outlet syndrome, highlighting the importance of timely and proper medical screening.
Catch up on this quarter's essential physical therapy research. Our Physical Therapy Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique Co-Kinetic take-home messages. This is one of our most popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
Our regular research review summarises research looking into the effectiveness of dry needling for myofascial pain.
This article is the second in a series from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook (see the ‘Contents panel’ for further details). It discusses the terms ‘mobilisation’, ‘manipulation’ and ‘massage’. As these terms are used commonly, although not always consistently, it is important that their meanings are clearly defined.
This article is the first in a series from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook (see the 'Contents panel' for further details). It provides a short introduction to what manual therapy is and who some of the influential practitioners have been. Subsequent articles will discuss terminology, musculoskeletal assessment, musculoskeletal diagnosis as well as assessment and treatment of the different parts of the body. It has been designed as a step-by-step manual for all students studying physical and manual therapy but also acts as a useful aide memoire for qualified practitioners.
Catch up on this quarter's essential massage therapy research. Our Massage Therapy Journal Watch brings you all the most important journal discoveries with our own unique sportEX take-home messages. This is one of our most popular sections of content aimed at saving you time and money not having to trawl the research journals!
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