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Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) - can it progress to Knee OA?

Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common clinical condition of the lower limb. This webinar will focus on the background surrounding this common presentation and discussing its potential to lead to patello-femoral arthritis.

This webinar will cover the subjective and objective examination findings and discuss management strategies including manual therapy, taping and therapeutic exercise interventions for the patello-femoral joint but also incorporate the hip and foot/ankle.

We will then focus on practical strategies including exercise rehabilitation in the management of this condition.

This webinar brings you up to date with the key elements of assessment and management of PFPS and practical skills and exercise rehabilitation strategies required to enhance your clinical practice.



Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be able to

  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge of the management of PFPS relevant to everyday physiotherapy practice and an understanding of its potential to lead to OA
  • Undertake careful and focused history taking to facilitate reasoning and pattern recognition regarding PFPS
  • Perform specific clinical tests to evaluate the PFJ, facilitate differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning
  • Develop enhanced practical skills in exercise prescription for PFPS

Continuing education units

For the course "Patello Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)-can it progress to Knee OA?" you will receive 2,5 CEU of 45 minutes each.


Target Group

  • Physiotherapists;
  • Physicians; Masseurs; Sports scientists;
  • Physiotherapy Students (5th semester or higher);
  • Other Health Professionals


Ausbildung und Werdegang

Ben Corso is a post-graduate trained Manipulative Physiotherapist who graduated from the University of South Australia in 1995. He was awarded 3 prizes including the Dux of the year. He then worked extensively as a physiotherapist in both the public and private sectors including overseas experience in the UK over the next 7 years.

He graduated with a Masters Degree in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2002 where he was again awarded the prize for the most outstanding graduate.

He is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia and has been involved in clinical and academic education for the past 15 years through the University of South Australia. His main areas of interest include musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports physiotherapy with a specific interest in golf. He has presented at the Australian Physiotherapy Conference on the systematic review of shoulder rehabilitation and the World Golf Congress on 3D biomechanics and the aetiology of lower back pain in golf.

In 2002 he established two private physiotherapy practices in Adelaide, North Adelaide Manipulative Physiotherapy and the SA Golf Injury Clinic at the Grange Golf Club. The practices are now known as ‘The Physio Clinic’ and have expanded to include sites at Prospect, Marryatville and Blackwood. At all sites The Physio Clinic offers a range of on-site rehabilitation services with a focus on musculoskeletal and orthopaedic rehabilitation. The Physio Clinic also works across a number of private hospitals in Adelaide with some of Adelaide’s leading orthopaedic surgeons.


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