Current Trends in Knee Rehabilitation


Course Description

When it comes to knee pain, it is important that a therapist assess the patient to determine if their pain is patellofemoral or femorapetella. Since there is no one test that will say, “This patient definitely has Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome”, a comprehensive assessment is critical to determining the best path to health. Assessment techniques have evolved, but they all really break down into determining the patients impairments: What’s tight? What’s weak? And then taking those results and correlating them to what their functional deficits are: Running, jumping, climbing stairs. Knee pain, while it may present in essentially the same way on the surface, can be caused by many different issues. Slapping a diagnosis on a patient without a comprehensive assessment can result in a treatment plan that not only does no good, but results in continued pain and frustration for the patient.

This course focuses on examination and treatment interventions of patella knee pain. Therapists taking this course will learn to recognize the specificity of Clarke’s test before moving on to differentiation between tibiofemoral angle and patellofemoral contact area. Functional testing and treatment techniques for patellofemoral pain syndrome will also be discussed.

This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).


Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced