Patellofemoral

Dr Christine Foss, DC, ICSC

Dr Christine Foss has a Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from Old Dominion University, a Doctorate in Chiropractic from New York Chiropractic College and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Health Sciences. She is a certified athletic trainer, Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians as well as International Certificate in Sports Chiropractic.

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Understand treatment paradigms in the treatment of patellofemoral syndrome.

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Be exposed and understand the recent research finding on the assessment and treatment of patellofemoral syndrome

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Patellofemoral Syndrome is the number one injury across all age groups, athletes, and non- athletes alike.  This lecture will review the anatomical features, biomechanical faults and structural predispositions that lead to this peripatellar type pain, dysfunction and activity limiting condition.  Diving into the kinetic chain evaluation that will determine the causative factors in the pathogenesis of patellofemoral syndrome will be examined and detailed. Bringing to the lecture recent research on this topic and cutting-edge treatment paradigms.  Lastly, rehabilitation protocols will be reviewed bringing the full scope of mastering patellofemoral syndrome to the practitioner.

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Gain a review in the anatomical features of patellofemoral syndrome

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Gain skill in assessment of the knee, hip and foot and their role in patellofemoral syndrome

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Biomechanics of peripatellar syndrome and how this can sometimes be changed in the treatment regime to correct this condition

Course breakdown

  • Anatomy of the patellofemoral region and biomechanics of the articulation
  • Structural and biomechanical predispositions to patellofemoral syndrome
  • Foot structural considerations in the evaluation of patellofemoral syndrome
  • Hip structural considerations in the evaluation of patellofemoral syndrome
  • Kinetic Chain evaluation of the lower limb that may be contributing to patellofemoral syndrome
  • Posterior sling and techniques considerations in assessment of patellofemoral syndrome
  • Acute and subacute treatment protocols for peripatellar pain
  • Rehabilitation protocols for patellofemoral syndrome
  • Taping protocols to enhance recovery

 

 

2 hour class – 95.00

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