What Is Chondromalacia Patellae? Everyone has heard the term ‘Runner’s Knee’, but what exactly is it, and what causes the pain in the front of your knee? Runner’s Knee is more formally known as Chondromalacia Patellae or Patellofemoral Syndrome. Chondromalacia Patellae is the break down of cartilage, either over the surface of the patella (knee cap) […]
Patella fat pad impingement can be a frustrating injury for patients as it is easily aggravated and can tend to linger. As the name would suggest it involves the fat pad which lies just below and under the kneecap (patella). It can be an extremely uncomfortable injury as the fat pad is one of the most innervated […]
Recurrent patella subluxations occur when the patella (knee cap) is forced out of its natural setting in the trochlear groove of the femur (thigh) bone, and then relocates back into the groove again. Patella subluxation can be traumatic, caused by a force against the knee such as a contact sport injury, or atraumatic, occurring with much […]
Due the sedentary lifestyle many of us live today, our hip muscles often become weak and under-used. Many common exercise habits (such as running on a treadmill), do little to engage the correct hip muscles. Good functioning hip and gluteal muscles are essential in supporting the back, and effectively transferring load in all weight-bearing activities. […]
As Sydney’s marathon and running events are quickly approaching (or here already!), there are many of us out pounding the pavement. Not surprisingly, there are also a lot more patients walking in our door with knee pain. Runner’s Knee is a general term for pain around the knee-cap or patella associated with running. Symptoms can […]
McConnell taping was initially developed by Jenny McConnell, an Australian Physiotherapist, to guide the gliding pattern of the patella (kneecap) in people who experience pain at the front of the knee. The taping technique uses rigid tape over a joint in an attempt to normalise the joint’s movement.