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).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on examination and treatment interventions of patella knee pain
- Recognize the specificity of Clarke’s test.
- Differentiate between the tibiofemoral angle and patellofemoral contact area.
- Recognize assessment methods and three treatment techniques for patellofemoral pain syndrome.
- Identify three exercise prescription tips for therapeutic compliance
- Recognize three poor measures of function and three battery of tests used in functional testing of patellofemoral syndrome.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Financial – John O’Halloran is employed by O’Halloran Consulting and receives a salary. He receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course. Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
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