Online Course
Introduction To The Knee
A comprehensive introduction to physiotherapy of the knee

18-19 hours





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The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints that presents in all aspects of clinical practice. Not just a complaint common to sporting situations, also often presenting in young people as we grow and older people as we age. Best practice requires skills in assessment, treatment and rehabilitation when working with individuals with acute, chronic and complex knee conditions.


Provide an introduction to the anatomy, conditions, assessment and rehabilitation of the knee and explore the latest evidence available.


  1. Section one: Knee structure, function and conditions.
  2. Section two: Assessment and differential diagnosis of the knee
  3. Section three: The paediatric knee
  4. Section four: Knee treatment and rehabilitation

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy professionals, clinicians and students.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

This course is divided into 4 sections/weeks and it is suggested (but not required) that each section be completed over the duration of approximately a week. Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements of each section/week to take around 18-19 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and Plus points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 17.5 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:

  1. abide by the Plus Community Culture
  2. log as completed all the required reading and video viewing activities
  3. actively participate in the course forum discussions
  4. pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
  5. complete a course evaluation form

Learning outcomes

By the end of this learn topic you should be able to:

  1. Describe issues arising in knee complaints in relation to functional anatomy and biomechanics.
  2. Identify key considerations when treating paediatric knee complaints.
  3. Differentiate between common knee conditions in adults and children.
  4. Select appropriate assessment techniques and outcomes measures for individuals with knee complaints.
  5. Evaluate the information gathered from the assessment of an individual with a knee complaint and formulate likely hypothesis.
  6. Recognise evidence based treatment techniques for the knee.
  7. Choose appropriate treatment and rehabilitation approaches for an individuals with knee complaints.
  8. Demonstrate clinical reasoning when presented with knee conditions.
  9. Critically analyse the literature related to the knee.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
This fantastic course was put together brilliantly. The course itself is an excellent resource for anything related to the knee.
Peet le Roux
South Africa
This course has excellent resources and informative videos. Great for someone with little knowledge, but also a good review if you are a bit more advanced in the field and looking for more details.
Johanna Rogalla
I would recommend this course to any new or experienced clinicians who want to improve their clinical reasoning skills when assessing the knee.
Edward Joseph Brennand
United Kingdom
Great, in depth course to revise the knee and learn additional theory and practical physio tips on how to improve patient outcomes!
Nicole Vermeulen
South Africa
Great overview of the knee and the potential injuries. It's nice to feel part of a community and to be able to test one's knowledge and more importantly, learn how to be a better Sports Therapist
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