the man's knee is in pain

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Hands up whose trying to get fit right now ?!?

We often throw ourselves into exercise without preparing our bodies and slowly building up. This often makes you more susceptible to developing injuries especially when our deeper stabilising muscles haven’t been switched on in a long time.

One injury that people are particularly susceptible to develop is…… PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN !!

Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is an umbrella term used to describe pain in the front of the knee or around the knee cap (patella). Often PFP is referred to as ‘runner’s knee’ or ‘jumpers’ knee as this condition is often seen amongst the running population and everyday athletes, however it can affect anyone.

PFP is often experienced during weight bearing activities when the knee is in a flexed position. Activities which include squatting, jogging, stairs, kneeling, walking up and downhill, lunging or even sitting with the knee flexed for long periods of a time may be particularly painful.

PFP is multifaceted and there are many reasons people develop this pain. In many cases, increases or changes to the amount of physical activity, muscle imbalances around the hip, knee and ankle, inappropriate footwear, and poor movement and running technique often place excessive load on the kneecap.

Want to know the good news ? Physiotherapists are here to help!

We focus on reducing pain and symptoms with activity modification and assess your movement patterns that may be contributing to your pain. We use manual therapy in the initial stages to help offload the knee. We combine this with specific strengthening exercises targeted at improving quadriceps, gluteal and core strength as these muscle groups have a fundamental impact on patellofemoral joint function.

If you have a niggle in your knee, don’t wait until it’s too late ! Book an appointment with one of our expert physiotherapists today.

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FlexiFit Physiotherapy
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Gabrielle Delamont
Gabrielle Delamont
2024-01-05
For the past few months I have had the pleasure of receiving physiotherapy treatment from Tessa at FlexiFit Physiotherapy in Collaroy for an ongoing neck & back issue, and I must say it has been an exceptional experience. From the moment I walked into the clinic, I was greeted with a warm and friendly atmosphere, which immediately put me at ease. Tessa demonstrated a high level of professionalism and expertise throughout my sessions. She took the time to thoroughly assess my condition, listening attentively to my concerns and addressing them with the utmost care. Her extensive knowledge and understanding of the human body were evident in her ability to accurately diagnose and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to my specific needs. What truly impressed me was Tessa’'s ability to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner. She patiently guided me through each step of the treatment process, ensuring that I understood the purpose and benefits of each exercise or technique. This not only empowered me to actively participate in my own recovery but also instilled a sense of trust and confidence in her abilities. I am delighted to say that thanks to Tessa's expertise and guidance, I have experienced significant improvement in my condition. Her holistic approach, combining manual therapy, exercise prescription, and education, has not only alleviated my pain but also equipped me with the tools to prevent future injuries. I highly recommend FlexiFit Physio to anyone in need of physiotherapy services. Their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for their patients make them an outstanding practitioner in their field. I am very grateful for the positive impact they have had on my health and well-being.
Jayel March
Jayel March
2024-01-03
I can’t recommend the team at Flexifit highly enough! I’ve had chronic shoulder problems for 2 years and seen other specialists which hadn’t solved the problem. Tessa at Flexifit sourced the problem and after the first session, my shoulders were sitting aligned - the first time that’s happened in 2 years. I felt validated with the pain I was in and feel so much more positive about my treatment pathway with Flexifit.
Patricio Servat
Patricio Servat
2024-01-02
Georgia’s brilliant and excels in all the areas I want from a physio - diagnosing/figuring out the prob, massage and physical work, and then exercises to do at home to help long term. Worth the 40 minute drive!
vanessa matulin
vanessa matulin
2023-11-29
I've been seeing Georgia and Tessa from FlexiFit for the last year, and they have both been outstanding. They are caring, compassionate and highly skilled. They have assisted me with managing multiple injuries and I've referred several members of my family who are equally impressed with their services! Thank you, Georgia and Tessa, you guys are amazing!
Mitchell Veitch
Mitchell Veitch
2023-11-28
Great experience helping with my ACL recovery, would recommend
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J
2023-11-03
I can commend Georgia and Tessa for their excellent hands-on approach. So many physios nowadays are often hands-off, so being treated at FF has been a refreshing change 🙌🏻
Kirsten Alexander
Kirsten Alexander
2023-10-30
Georgia and Tessa are both friendly and professional and have helped fix my injuries and get me moving again. They are very hands on and I highly recommend them
Danielle de Gail
Danielle de Gail
2023-10-30
The girls at FlexiFit are simply amazing. So kind, friendly, understanding and knowledgeable. They know exactly what my body needs. My neck pain has improved dramatically since going here. Love my visits!
Meil's Curic
Meil's Curic
2023-10-22
The team at FlexiFit Physio are exceptional practitioners who genuinely care about the outcomes for their clients. When you book with Georgia or Tessa you know you have their full attention for the session, they are not juggling multiple clients and their hands on therapeutic approach is seamless and extremely effective to reduce pain and enable progression from injury. I can not recommend them more highly. Thanks guys!
Julia Fujikawa
Julia Fujikawa
2023-09-05
My experience at FlexiFit Physiotherapy has been truly exceptional, and I would wholeheartedly recommend both Georgia and Tessa to anyone in search of effective support for managing persistent pain conditions. Both Georgia and Tessa have been integral to my journey in addressing both acute knee pain and long-standing issues with back pain, tension headaches, and migraines. In the past, my interactions with healthcare professionals haven't always yielded lasting results. However, the level of attentiveness and authentic care they've shown for my overall well-being and the underlying causes of my pain are clearly reflected in their hands-on approaches, follow- up care and advice and healing strategies. I feel so lucky to have found this practice.