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CPSEM Patello Femoral Pain Uncovered - POSTPONED

CPSEM Patello Femoral Pain Uncovered - POSTPONED

  • 18 Apr, 2020
  • 8.30 am (registration) and 9.00 am start - 4.00 pm
Castleoaks Hotel,

Presenter Name

Claire Robertson
Consultant Physiotherpist

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Musculoskeletal Therapy, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

Non ISCP Members €200 (Standard)
ISCP Members €120
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
CPSEM Members €110
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

By the end of the day the therapist should be able to:

  • Describe the aetiology of PFP.
  • Explain the relevance of their subjective examination and how this drives their physical examination.
  • Understand the relevance of psychosocial issues and what the emerging literature tells us.
  • Expertly surface mark anatomy relating to the PFJ.
  • Reason through their observation findings, and their meaning.
  • Underpin their gluteal examination with anatomy and biomechanics, and prescribe accurate, effective gluteal exercises.
  • Explain the relevance of muscle length and describe useful, appropriate stretches.
  • Discuss controversies around the VMO and describe when quads work is indicated, and how this can be done.
  • Be aware of the indications for taping, and how this can be performed.
  • Assess the biomechanics of the foot and identify when an orthotic may be useful.


Event Description

This course aims to directly impact on the clinician's ability to assess and treat patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome, (PFP). The course is a mixture of theory, demonstrations and practical sessions, totally underpinned by evidence. There is a strong emphasis on clinical reasoning throughout.

Presenter Profile

Claire Robertson qualified in 1994 with a BSc(hons) Physiotherapy. She has since obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. Claire has worked in the NHS, academia and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics spending an hour per patient and liaising closely with their treating clinician. .Claire is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith ski academy.

Claire has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. She is also a reviewer herself for Physiotherapy Research International, Physical Therapy in Sport, Clinical Anatomy and Physiotherapy. Claire runs her own post-graduate course on patellofemoral problems for physiotherapists.  In December 2012 Claire was awarded a research grant by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation to investigate the meaning of crepitus to patients with patella femoral pain syndrome.

Claire has always enjoyed sport and played tennis to GB standard as a junior. She has a love of all outdoor sports, particularly skiing and hiking. She has two children and understands the difficulties of combining rehabilitation with a busy life!

Cost to Attend

CPSEM: Patello Femoral Pain Uncovered CPSEM Members €110

CPSEM: Patello Femoral Pain Uncovered ISCP Members €120

CPSEM: Patello Femoral Pain Uncovered Non ISCP Members €200


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