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Measuring the Position and Mobility of the Patella

Measuring the position and mobility of the patella is still a very important component of my clinical examination of the knee.  It gives me a great sense of soft tissue restrictions that may be present when patellar hypomobility is noted.  … Read more >

The Best and Easiest Way to Restore Knee Extension

One of the most common complications following a knee injury or surgery is not restoring full knee extension.  Losing knee extension causes a lot of issues, ranging from anterior knee pain, to altered movement patterns, to even difficulty when walking.… Read more >

3 Tips for Assessing the Patellofemoral Joint

The latest Inner Circle recording on 3 Tips for Assessing the Patellofemoral Joint is now available.

3 Tips for Assessing the Patellofemoral Joint

3 Tips for Assessing the Patellofemoral Joint

This month’s Inner Circle presentation is on 3 Tips for Assessing the Patellofemoral Joint.  In this live Read more >

Should We Stop Blaming the Glutes for Everything?

Today’s guest post comes from John Snyder, PT, DPT, CSCS.  John, who is a physical therapist in Pittsburgh, has a blog that has been honored as the “Best Student Blog” by Therapydia the past two years.  He’s a good writer and Read more >

Do Males and Females with Patellofemoral Pain Need to be Treated Differently?

Today’s guest post is an interesting topic by Heidi Mills from the Sports Injury Clinic in the UK, asking if we should be treating male and female patients with patellofemoral syndrome differently.  The basis of the post comes from a … Read more >

Patellar Tendon Straps Decrease Patellar Tendonitis and Patellar Tendon Strain

patellar tendon strapPatellar tendon straps, or infrapatellar straps, have been long used to decrease pain and patellar tendon strain in individuals with patellar tendonitis.  However, the exact mechanism behind why patellar tendon straps work has been unclear, despite much anecdotal reports … Read more >

The Difference Between the Location of Symptoms and the Source of Dysfunction

kinetic chain ripple effectLast week we talked about the kinetic chain ripple effect theory and how the kinetic chain has an impact throughout the body, but more of an impact closer to the source of dysfunction.  For this week, I wanted to discuss … Read more >

Simple Exercises Can Reduce the Incidence of Patellofemoral Pain by 75%

A recent study was conducted and published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine looking at the incidence of patellofemoral pain in over 1500 military recruits undergoing a standard 14-week initial training program.  This basic military training program consisted of … Read more >