DJO EDUCATION WEBINAR
Patellofemoral Pain Update
This three part Webinar will look at this condition from multiple angles:
Professor Jim Richards will explore the presence of subgroups and the effect of targeted interventions on the biomechanics and symptoms experience by people with patellofemoral pain.
Dr Donald Kuah looks at a practical approach to the non surgical management of PFP.
Dr David Wood discusses the clinical reasoning behind the decision to operate, the options available and when to refer.
It has been shown that up to 90% of individuals who present with patellofemoral pain have ongoing symptoms up to 20 years following diagnosis. Treatment options for patellofemoral pain typically include; muscle strengthening, patella taping, knee bracing, foot orthoses and manual therapy. However, up to 60% of individuals who receive physical therapy report being no better one year after treatment.
Professor Jim Richards
Professor Richards’ research includes much work on clinical application of biomechanics, the development of new assessment tools for chronic disease, conservative and surgical management of orthopaedic and neurological conditions,and development of evidence based approaches for improving clinical management and rehabilitation. The focus of Professor Richards’ work is to encourage inter-professional research and to develop direct parallels with research to the ‘real world’ of allied health work.
Dr Donald Kuah
Dr Donald Kuah is an experienced Sports and Exercise Physician specialist, a founding practitioner at Sydney Sports Medicine Centre in Olympic Park and also a founding member of Sydney SportsMed Specialists in Sydney’s CBD. His current appointments include, Chairperson of the NRL Medical Advisory Panel, NSW Lead Physician to the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia and a Board member to Sports Medicine Australia.
Dr David Wood
Dr Wood is a Sydney surgeon from NSOSMC who has over 25 years managing knee and hamstring problems. He is a past president and secretary of the Australian Knee Society and of the NSW branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and has several peer reviewed publications and has presented on knee topics at international conferences.