Consensus statement on exercise therapy and physical interventions (orthoses,
taping and manual therapy) to treat patellofemoral pain: recommendations from
the 5th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Gold Coast,
Australia, 2017.
Collins NJ, Barton CJ, van Middelkoop M,
Callaghan MJ, Rathleff MS, Vicenzino BT, Davis IS, Powers CM, Macri EM, Hart HF,
de Oliveira Silva D, Crossley KM. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Jun 20. pii:
bjsports-2018-099397. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099397. [Epub ahead of print]
This consensus statement is the 5th
International Patellofemoral Research Retreat (see related links below) and
focuses on exercise therapy and physical interventions (for example, orthoses, manual
therapy) for patellofemoral pain. “Recommendations from the expert panel
support the use of exercise therapy (especially the combination of hip-focused
and knee-focused exercises), combined interventions and foot orthoses to improve
pain and/or function in people with patellofemoral pain. The use of
patellofemoral, knee or lumbar mobilisations in isolation, or electrophysical
agents, is not recommended. There is uncertainty regarding the use of patellar
taping/bracing, acupuncture/dry needling, manual soft tissue techniques, blood
flow restriction training and gait retraining in patients with patellofemoral