Physiotherapeutic Management of Patellofemoral Pain


Eda Akbaş, PhD, Emin Ulaş Erdem, PhD and Banu Ünver, PhD (Editors)
Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Health Science Esenköy, Kozlu, Turkey

Series: Orthopedic Research and Therapy
BISAC: MED065000



Patellofemoral pain is a chronic and restrictive syndrome that affects a quarter of the general population. The main reason for the difficulty in coping with pain is that its etiology is multifactorial. Most of the patellofemoral pain management consists of conservative treatment and physiotherapeutic applications among them. Effective pain management requires the ability to decide the most appropriate treatment program for the case. This ability is only possible with a comprehensive assessment and an accurate and adequate evaluation requires sufficient knowledge about patellofemoral anatomy, biomechanics, and pathophysiology.

The fact that physiotherapy methods used frequently in clinics for patellofemoral pain and technology evolves in the light of evidence-based studies makes the information update important for clinicians working in this field. In the current book, the multifactorial background of patellofemoral pain, physiotherapy-specific assessments and treatment approaches are discussed extensively in the framework of the latest evidence-based science. Technical details of electro-physical agents, exercise, manual therapy, taping and orthotic applications and targeted intervention in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome comprehensively handled in terms of mechanisms of action, efficacy, advantages-disadvantages and functional outcomes are discussed. This resource, which additionally presents expert opinions and key points from physiotherapists with academic and clinical experience, provides scientists, clinicians, trainers, and students a current, and comprehensive perspective on understanding, evaluating and managing patellofemoral pain.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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