This information portal is here to help you manage your knee cap pain.
Pain around the knee cap can often be called many different things. You may have heard the terms, or been told you have “patellofemoral pain“, “chondromalacia patella” or “runner’s knee“. Essentially, all of these names are referring to the same thing and are treated and managed in the same way.
Before we start to show you some information that may help you to reduce or stop you pain, it is important that you understand some of the characteristics of knee cap pain:
This information portal has been developed with input from patients and researchers from La Trobe University’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
The information is not intended to replace consultation with a physiotherapist or doctor. However, you may find that following the information helps you to reduce or stop your pain, or at least help you to manage it better.
Dr Marcella Pazzinatto
Physiotherapist, PhD, expert in persistent knee conditions.
Key positions: Marcella is currently Clinical Trial Coordinator of two projects at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
Social media: Twitter – @M_Pazzinatto
Dr Danilo de Oliveira Silva
Development Director of TREK, Physiotherapist, very keen in translating research evidence into clinical practice.
Key positions: Danilo is currently a Research Fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
Social media: Twitter – @DrDanilo_Silva
Dr Christian Barton
Founder of TREK group and passionate about knowledge translation to healthcare professionals and patients
Key positions: Clinical Director and Physiotherapist at Complete Sports Care and Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
Social media: Twitter – @DrChrisBarton