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In the lower extremity, the knee sustains the most injuries, especially among active individuals. Hip, pelvis, and trunk control during activity have been shown to influence the knee biomechanics under load. It is important for therapists to do a thorough evaluation and understand the relationship between hip mechanics and the knee when evaluating a patient with knee injury or pain. This course will review the thought process when doing a knee assessment and provide you with useful tips to remember when evaluating a patient. It will also focus on how faulty hip and pelvis mechanics influence knee function under load.
This course aims to familiarise you on how faulty hip and pelvis mechanics can influence the knee and provide you with useful tips when evaluating a patient with knee pain.
The course content is split into the following sections:
- Video interview with topic specialist Lee Herrington
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-2 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.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - 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 1.5 Physioplus 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 plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- select four contributing factors to knee pain/injury
- describe eight objective tests/measurements to include in the examination of a patient with knee pain
- list nine questions to include in the subjective examination of a patient with knee pain
- identify five ways in which hip, pelvis, and trunk control can influence the knee biomechanics
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