Are you old enough to remember the storm when Jenny McConnell first proposed new exercise and taping procedures for patellofemoral pain (PFP)? It revolutionised rehabilitation for the many sufferers of the condition and it promoted much-needed research. So do we still need to tape and focus on the vastus medialis?
Professor Kay Crossley of La Trobe University is a present-day expert in PFP, having completed several key RCTs on patellofemoral pain. She discusses (i) the outcomes of the 3rd International Patellofemoral Retreat (BJSM 2014, see below), (ii) the best PFP treatments and evidence for them as well as (iii) new insights into knee pain after ACL reconstruction.
See also the following papers:
Foot orthoses and physiotherapy in the treatment of patellofemoral pain syndrome: randomised clinical trial http://goo.gl/yhPfxp
Patellofemoral pain: consensus statement from the 3rd International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat held in Vancouver, September 2013 http://goo.gl/CxgClm