Sports Therapy Association Podcast

STA114 Focus on The Knee Pt2: ’Patellofemoral Pain and Fat Pad Syndrome’ with guest Claire Robertson

August 27, 2022

Part 2 of our 'Focus On The Knee' on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast: 'Patellofemoral Pain & Fat Pad Syndrome' with special guest Claire Robertson.

Claire Robertson has helped thousands of professionals around the world to assess & treat patellofemoral pain and fat pad irritation by providing on-site courses. She has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals.

As a consultant physiotherapist & knee specialist, Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics. Claire is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith Ski Academy.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • How Claire Robertson got into Knee Research
  • Linking research with what actually happens in clinic
  • People's beliefs about the meaning of crepitus in patellofemoral pain
  • Why do some traditional approaches for treating patellofemoral pain not work?
  • The problem of giving out too many exercises
  • The importance of good history taking 
  • Identifying the needs of the individual
  • Taping & Bracing for patellofemoral pain
  • Differentiating Fat Pad Syndrome from Patellofemoral Pain 
  • Treating Fat Pad Syndrome 
  • Instability of the Patella
  • Appropriate modification of exercise
  • Vastus Medialis Oblique (VMO) Research
  • Online Courses with Claire Robertson
  • Face-to-Face courses with Claire Robertson

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Our sincere thanks to Claire Robertson for giving up her time to be a guest on the show.

Aug 30th - ‘Do I need Knee Surgery’ with Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon Jonathan Bell

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