A model of applied physiotherapy in patellofemoral pain

Papadopoulos, Konstantinos (2018) A model of applied physiotherapy in patellofemoral pain. Primary Health Care: Open Access, 8 (1). ISSN 2167-1079

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Abstract

Patellofemoral Pain (PFP) is a very common knee condition with various aetiologies. This short communication facilitates a ‘collective’ case study approach that draws together a range of evidence from different ‘cases’. These cases are defined as areas of evidence underpinning PFP management as an applied physiotherapy phenomenon. This communication reports the complexity of PFP in terms of the (i) evidence-base, (ii) the application of clear guidance, (iii) the actions of physiotherapists in the applied field context and (iv) and the fundamental dissonance rather than bridging of the evidence-base and applied practice.
A model of applied physiotherapy is presented that articulates how PFP should be viewed as a complex intervention and that a modified Promoting Action on Research Implementation (PARIHS) framework should be utilised to address the deficits of clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Article number = 291
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute
A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Rehabilitation Exercise Science at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 23975
Notes on copyright: Copyright: © 2018 Papadopoulos K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Depositing User: Kostas Papadopoulos
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 18:19
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 17:42
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23975

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