Trusted Consumer Resource of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
This information portal is here to help you manage your knee cap pain, and has been developed with input from patients and researchers from La Trobe University’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Sao Paulo State University (UNESP).
The information is not intended to replace consultation with a physiotherapist or doctor. However, you may find that following the information helps you to reduce or stop your pain, or at least help you to manage it better.
Research indicates that 4 in 5 people accessing the ‘My Knee Cap’ website report improvement in their condition 6-weeks later.
Here is a video with 5 tips to help get you started.
Dr Danilo de Oliveira Silva
Development Director of TREK, Physiotherapist, very keen in translating research evidence into clinical practice.
Key positions: Danilo is currently a Research Fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. He developed this website as part of his PhD at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP). Danilo was supported by a scholarship from Sao Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP (process number: 2016/11665-1)
Social media: Twitter – @DrDanilo_Silva
Dr Christian Barton
Founder of TREK group and passionate about knowledge translation to healthcare professionals and patients
Key positions: Clinical Director and Physiotherapist at Complete Sports Care and Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre
Social media: Twitter – @DrChrisBarton
Dr Marcella Pazzinatto
Physiotherapist, PhD, expert in persistent knee conditions.
Key positions: Marcella is currently Clinical Trial Coordinator of two projects at La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
Social media: Twitter – @M_Pazzinatto
STATEMENT OF INTENT
These resources are not intended to serve as a prescribed standard of medical care. Standards of care are determined on the basis of all clinical data available for an individual patient and are subject to change as scientific knowledge and technology advance and patterns of care evolve. These resources have been developed to inform practice and should be considered guidance only. Following advice on this site will not ensure a successful outcome in every patient, nor should it be construed as including all proper methods of care or excluding other acceptable methods of care aimed at the same results. The ultimate judgment regarding a particular clinical procedure or treatment plan must be made by the clinician, based on clinician experience, expertise and in light of the clinical presentation of the patient, the available evidence, available diagnostic and treatment options, and the patient’s values, expectations, and preferences.