A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.
- Academic background
- Health Sciences
- Host campus
- School of Physiotherapy
- Associate Professor Gisela Sole
Patellofemoral pain (PFP, anterior knee pain) is common in adolescents, both in sports- and non-sports-related activities. Recent evidence suggests that PFP may also be a precursor for future knee osteoarthritis. Multifactorial approaches have been explored to manage PFP, including exercise prescription of the trunk, hip and knee; graded exposure to physical activity; and footwear modifications. This research will expand on those findings by considering biopsychosocial approach that also considers factors to enhance self-efficacy, general physical activity and lifestyle factors. Thus, the aim of this research will be to explore a holistic approach to PFP, including clinical, biomechanical features and psychosocial factors.
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