Patellofemoral Pain: Improving Athletic Trainer Knowledge to Optimize Patient Outcomes

cited authors

  • Zambarano, Erika; Glaviano, Neal R; Bazett-Jones, David M


  • Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is prevalent in adults and adolescents, and it is challenging to manage. Most patients with PFP are unsatisfied with their knee function at 6 months after treatment and report ongoing pain up to 16 years after diagnosis. While most athletic trainers are aware of supporting evidence for therapeutic exercise in PFP management, their knowledge and confidence related to diagnosis, risk factors, certain passive treatments, and prognosis varies. We aim to highlight the best available evidence to better align athletic trainers' knowledge with the current evidence to improve short and long-term outcomes for people with PFP.

publication date

  • 2023