Running is a popular way of keeping fit for a number of reasons. It is one of the most efficient calorie-burning forms of exercise out there; you can do it year-round (with the proper kit); and you can rack up those miles wherever the urge strikes, whether it’s on the treadmill, around the local park […]
Most people presume that some osteoarthritis means they should hang up their skis. For many, this is inappropriate and an overreaction, and hence this blog explores the grey area between not skiing and skiing full days flat out. Not only do you want to enjoy your ski trip but you want to minimise the risk
Having worked solely with patients with patellofemoral joint,(PFJ) problems for the last eight years, I have been increasingly aware of the importance of education, and have spent an increasing proportion of my consultation time on education. Some people may say I should spend this time ‘doing’…doing exercises, hands on treatment, taping etc etc. This blog
Claire Robertson’s latest VMO published work: a video explanation. Click here for further information
This is a very valid question as clearly the gluteal muscles are quite a distance from the patella! However, if we think about the patellofemoral joint as the knee cap resting against the groove underneath, the relative position of both these bones is important.
Should I use an orthotic for my patellofemoral pain syndrome? A physiotherapy perspective by Claire Robertson
This is a common question pondered over by both patients and clinicians, and it is my experience that patients have mixed results with orthotics. I often get asked if I use orthotics with my PFPS patients, and the answer quite simply is, ‘sometimes’. Below are some of the thought processes I go through when deciding