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Patellofemoral pain – Update on where we are in brief

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This infographic has been made to try and convey some ideas about patellofemoral pain and its content is a summary of a Claire Robertson’s collaboration on this site, about a talk she gave at the BASEM, (Bristish Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine) about patellofemoral pain.

Patellofemoral pain in brief


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Jorge Rodriguez

Physiotherapist, Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), MSc Health Care Technology (cum laude) at Tallinn University of Technology, Exercise Prescription Expert and Social Media Expert. Founder and editor at lafisioterapia.net. Passionate about dissemination in Physiotherapy and health promotion, with special interest in digital tools as a way to improve quality of life.