Case Study Integration (CSI): Knee – Secondary Arthropathy

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

13.25 Contact hours/ 1.325 CEU’s – Online Course

This online self-paced course takes an in-depth look at a complex knee case that involves traumatic arthropathy, meniscus and ligament lesions. The case examines advanced concepts in related anatomy and pathology, clinical testing, and comprehensive treatment approaches that address not only the pain generators but causal factors and perpetuating dysfunctions in the kinetic chain of the lower extremity. All aspects of a complete plan of care are presented by a panel of authorities in the profession, including soft tissue and joint mobilization, dry needling, and sensorimotor control. Special topics include 1) ischemia reperfusion injury, 2) evidence plus in conservative management, and 2) successful communication to build rapport and compliance.

Target Group: PT, PTA, ATC

Educational Level: Intermediate

Course Outline

Objectives and Goals

By the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • Analyze patient history, based on pathoanatomy and biomechanics of the knee and lower extremity, to formulate a working hypothesis of pathology prior to initiating the clinical examination.
  • Establish a sound clinical diagnosis for physical therapy by thorough interpretation of clinical examination findings.
  • Select specific clinical tests that are the most informative for diagnosis, causal factor, and perpetuator confirmation in a patient with persistent post traumatic knee pain.
  • Create a comprehensive plan of care that includes all the following: soft tissue and joint specific manual therapy, dry needling, and appropriate sensorimotor control strategies focused on control of knee and lower extremity motion and load.
  • Prioritize selective functional testing that supports the specific exercise program prescribed for a patient with persistent knee pain and loss of lower extremity motor control.
  • Practice evidence-based psychosocial approaches, to engage and promote the patient-clinician relationship that leads to building rapport, optimal compliance, and better functional and clinical outcomes.
  • Optimally manage a patient’s condition with proper pacing and the application of a multifocal treatment plan to effectively address ischemic reperfusion systemic and local injuries post knee surgery.

Pre-approved in the following states

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  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • Partial credit is not available. For online courses, passing module assessments and completing the course evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. For live courses, attendance is confirmed by signing the attendance sheet at the course; ensure name and professional license number are accurate, and initial both morning and afternoon attendance.


Vicente Mauri

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Jean-Michel Brismée

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Phillip S. Sizer Jr.

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Adam Kimberly

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Valerie Phelps

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