Diagnosis and Management of the Knee
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
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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.
- 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..
- Given a case study of one of the most common musculoskeletal pathologies of the knee joint complex with consequent clinical dysfunctions, the learner will independently integrate the anatomic, physiologic and biomechanical findings into a differential diagnosis report.
- Accurately identify at least one common clinical dysfunction of the knee region in 3 different patient scenarios.
- Identify 3 effective treatment interventions for acute, recurrent and chronic knee region dysfunctions and related pathologies.
- Design a treatment plan for a patient with acute dysfunction of the knee.
- Design a treatment plan for a patient with recurrent or chronic knee dysfunctions.