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Time & Date: Tuesday, 04th of May at 20:00-22:30 (CET)

Accreditation: For info on accreditation please go to the tab CEU/CPD



In this webinar, you will discuss the anatomy and applied biomechanics, description of inflammatory pathways including in the presence of osteoarthritis and obesity as well as improve your ability to manage these tricky presentations



The clinician will increase understanding of fat pad problems and how to manage them.


Speaker: Claire Robertson 

Claire Robertson qualified in 1994 with a BSc(hons) Physiotherapy. She has since obtained her MSc Physiotherapy, in 2003, and PGCE in 2006. Claire has worked in the NHS, academia, and private practice, and currently runs a specialist patellofemoral clinic at Wimbledon Clinics spending an hour per patient and liaising closely with their treating clinician. .Claire is also the physiotherapist for the Warren Smith ski academy.

Claire has lectured internationally and has many research papers and editorials published in internationally peer-reviewed journals. She is also a reviewer herself for Physiotherapy Research International, Physical Therapy in Sport, Clinical Anatomy, and Physiotherapy. Claire runs her own post-graduate course on patellofemoral problems for physiotherapists.

In December 2012 Claire was awarded a research grant by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation to investigate the meaning of crepitus to patients with patella femoral pain syndrome.

Claire has always enjoyed sport and played tennis to GB standard as a junior. She has a love of all outdoor sports, particularly skiing and hiking. She has two children and understands the difficulties of combining rehabilitation with a busy life!


  • Background
  • Pathology in fat pad
  • Acute trauma
  • Differentiate PFJ and fat pad
  • Chronic compression
  • Hyperextendors
  • Altered morphology
  • PFJ instability
  • Shoes
  • Patella tilt
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis and fat pad
  • Case studies

Webinar Preparation:

Please read the following articles in order to prepare for the webinar:

  1. Jones LE, O’Shaughnessy DF. The pain and movement reasoning model: introduction to a simple tool for integrated pain assessment. Manual therapy. 2014 Jun 1;19(3):270-6.
  2.  Yuriko O, Hiroyuki O, Ryohei M, Masashi M, Kazuyoshi G, Movement and volume of infrapatellar fat pad and knee kinematics during quasi-static knee extension at 30 and 0 degrees flexion in young healthy individuals. The Knee 27(2020);71-80

These articles will be discussed further during the webinar!

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