Diagnosis and Management of the Knee

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

The knee joint accepts, transfers, and dissipates loads generated from the hip and the foot/ankle complex. In addition, the knee is the largest joint in the body, with the largest synovial membrane where small joint irritations can cause large articular effusions. It’s structural characteristics and functional roles in both, stability, and mobility, are key determinants when clinical examining for precise diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Valerie Phelps and Dr. John Woolf help participants to understand the differential diagnosis and specific treatment for common knee joint musculoskeletal conditions.

The IAOM-US Diagnosis and Management of the knee online course takes an in-depth look at primary and secondary pathoanatomy, biomechanics, basic and specific clinical examination and interpretation, management suggestions and specific approaches to diagnose and treat knee related disorders. This course emphasizes didactic or theoretical content that is delivered through online lectures and materials (emanuals*: course slides, study guide and suggested reading).

This is a self-pace on-line course available 24/7. You can start and stop your viewing time as needed. It is segmented into lecture modules plus a final quiz to gauge your understanding. The study guide is provided to help focus your learning experience and prepare you to apply this knowledge into your daily clinical practice. This online course is perfect complement to the IAOM-US Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Knee hands-on, lab-based portion.

Target Audience: PT, PTA, AT

Educational Level: Basic

Pre-approved in the following states

Alabama, Oregon, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Mass, Missouri, Nebraska, Washington, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Vermont, Wyoming, South Dakota

Contact info@iaom-us.com to verify approval in your state.

  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..
  • Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File

Objectives and Goals

    At the conclusion of this course, the learner will have…
  • An exact knowledge of patho-anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the Knee.
  • The ability to perform a concise clinical examination of the Knee.
  • Methodology for interpreting the clinical examination to reach a precise clinical diagnosis of the Knee.
  • The ability to perform effective treatment through an accurate understanding of surface anatomy and tissue physiology of the Knee.
  • The most effective techniques for mobilization of the Knee.
  • The ability to combine soft tissue and specific articulation techniques to affect total treatment of the Knee.
  • A framework for prescription of affliction-specific exercises for the Knee.


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