Research Spotlight


Rich Willy, PT, PhD

UM School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Sciences, Dr. Rich Willy publishes new guidelines on treating runner’s knee

Assistant Professor Rich Willy recently published recommendations for “runner’s knee” in the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy as a Clinical Practice Guideline. “Runner’s knee” also known as patellofemoral pain is a common pain experienced by athletes particularly women. Willy’s research found that treating this kind of pain with hip and knee strengthening exercises is the best approach to recovery. To learn more about Dr. Willy’s research and guidelines read the Missoula Current article: