How can we scale back patellofemoral load in rehab?

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With many issues in life, there’s a candy spot. Ingesting at a marriage is an effective instance. Too little and also you’re self-conscious on the dance ground, an excessive amount of and also you’re knee sliding into an aged relative. Hit the candy spot and also you’ve obtained strikes like Jagger!

The identical is true for patellofemoral (PF) load. We need to load the joint. That’s what it’s for. We simply don’t need to overload and irritate it. So how do we discover this candy spot? What actions have a excessive PF load and the way can we scale back it?

In our video beneath we reply these questions and focus on two key components that affect PF load you can modify throughout rehab. These additionally clarify why knee sliding isn’t preferrred for patellofemoral ache! As ever we embody the most recent analysis, particularly this evaluate from Hart et al. (2022) simply revealed within the BJSM.

Discover out extra about patellofemoral ache and all widespread working accidents on the Operating Repairs Course. Go to our course web page for the most recent dates and to find out about our on-line course.

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