This article discusses the incidence, presentation, anatomy and biomechanics of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) before delving deeper into patient examination, the practical application of patellar taping, the use of orthoses and exercise rehabilitation therapy. It is supported by a series of videos which can also be used as part of a patient education programme, as well as printable patient information leaflets.
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‘Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (SIJ): A Structured Assessment Strategy’ has been developed from an extract of Clayton’s book Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction and Piriformis Syndrome. It includes step-by-step guidelines for more than 10 sacroiliac joint assessment tests... Read More
This article with accompanying videos and a client handout, has been written for practitioners, and discusses the issue of osteoarthritis of the knee, the role of exercise, its relationship with (or not) arthritis and progresses... Read More
This article and associated supporting material outlines a massage therapy treatment strategy for patellar tendonosis. The author outlines a restricted reciprocal inhibition condition which is commonly found in people with patellar tendon pain, which leads... Read More
This article describes a quick and effective assessment process for heel pain that can be carried out in just 10 minutes. More than 10% of the population experiences heel pain and due to the number of structures in the foot and ankle a differential diagnosis can be difficult. This article covers mechanical and non-mechanical causes of heel pain, history taking, examination, investigations and management. It is accompanied by a Quick Reference PDF Booklet of more than 16 summary tables, flow charts and boxes which is available as a free download with a registered account.
This article outlines the latest incidence statistics for chronic plantar heel pain, explains how the structure and function of the plantar fascia is affected by pathology, outlines a detailed differential diagnosis and then delves into an evidence-based exploration of passive treatment options, exercise therapy and late stage rehabilitation. We have also created an accompanying Heel Pain Content Marketing Kit which contains all the material you need to build awareness about Heel Pain and the how physical therapy can speed up the recovery process. Both the article and marketing kit are included as part of a full site subscription or can be purchased individually for those without a full site subscription. For more information register or login below.
This leaflet comes in 3 different printable formats and has been written for patients. It gives information on what chronic plantar heel pain feels like, what the therapist can do and what the patient can do. The leaflet is provided in three versions: A4 double page spread, A3 double page spread and 2 x A4 single pages. You can purchase it individually using the Purchase button below, or through part of a subscription. We can also rebrand any of these leaflets to include your own logo and contact details. More information about rebranding can be found here.
Working in a multidisciplinary team can be frustrating and difficult at times. Creating a team requires a clear strategy with objectives and boundaries and good communication. To ensure a functioning and useful team, members must be constantly aware of their working relationships with each other and the impact they have on the player and their teammates. This case study involves an elite football player in a Premier League team with a complex hamstring injury and shows how a criteria-driven rehabilitation model is a practical approach to coordinating a multidisciplinary team and helping an athlete solve problems that are limiting their rehabilitation. The article is packed with practical tables covering most elements of the rehabilitation protocol and clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of using objective markers and criteria for progression within the rehabilitation process.
This article discusses the role that the relatively new treatment modality of radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) can play in rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders. The study presents empirical evidence on the benefits of RSWT in the short term for treating lower limb injuries as measured by perceived reduction in pain and increased functional mobility. This article highlights how effectively RSWT can be used in the early treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the importance and continued use of traditional rehab modalities following RSWT. You can test your knowledge of the subject using our elearning assessment and include the resulting certificate in your CPD portfolio, as well as print out our professionally produced patient information leaflet to give to your patients.
This patient information leaflet includes an overview of the radial shockwave therapy, how it works, it's benefits, differences between radial shockwave therapy and extracorporeal shockwave therapy, and is radial shockwave therapy right for me.
The A4 full colour leaflet in PDF format is designed to be printed out and handed to your clients and can also be used on your website as part of a "call to action" document download (for more information read our article "Physical therapy website design: 10 homepage essentials for getting new clients"). You can purchase the leaflet individually, as part of the patient information section or as part of a full site subscription.
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.
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