Effective Clinical Management of Patellofemoral Pain Webinar

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Lori A. Bolgla, PT, PhD, MAcc, ATC
Dr. Bolgla is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Kellett Chair in Allied Health Sciences at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). She received her undergraduate and post-professional master’s degrees in physical therapy from the Medical College of Georgia. In 2005, she obtained her doctoral degree in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Kentucky. For over 15 years, Dr Bolgla’s research has focused primarily on the management of individuals with patellofemoral pain. She has received both external and internal funding to support works aimed at identifying biomechanical factors associated with PFP, best treatment strategies, and understanding the association between PFP in early adulthood and possible osteoarthritis onset in later years. To date, Dr Bolgla has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and 50 peer-reviewed abstracts. She also received the 2017 International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy Achievement of Distinction- Best Original Research Manuscript Award for her work as lead author on the following manuscript: “Pain, Function, and Strength Outcomes for Males and Females with Patellofemoral Pain Who Participate in Either a Hip/Core- or Knee-Based Rehabilitation Program.” Dr Bolgla has presented research findings at national and international conferences.
Michelle C. Boling, PhD, LAT, ATC
Dr. Boling is an Associate Professor and Director of the Athletic Training Program at the University of North Florida. She joined the UNF faculty in 2008 after completing her doctoral degree in Human Movement Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). She received her master’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Kinesiology and Health Promotion in 2004 and her bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2002 from UNC-CH. Dr. Boling’s research focuses on the prevention and long-term consequences of patellofemoral pain, including patellofemoral osteoarthritis. She has been successful in securing external funding, including a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support her research and has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts in the area of patellofemoral pain.
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common causes of chronic knee pain among physically active individuals. Due to its multifactorial etiology, this condition can be difficult to effectively manage. Many individuals with PFP report recurrent or chronic symptoms even after receiving an intervention. Unsuccessful management of PFP may be due to a lack of understanding of the various factors contributing to the development of PFP and how to effectively intervene. This presentation will aid clinicians in understanding factors that play a role in the development of PFP and provide evidence for interventions that lead to positive patient outcomes.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to summarize the various factors that play a role in the development of PFP.
Participants will be able to select appropriate exercises to address the factors leading to the development of PFP.
Participants will be able to develop an effective intervention plan that improves patient reported and clinical outcomes among individuals with PFP.
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