Knee Assessment and Hip Mechanics

Knee Assessment and Hip Mechanics

Learn how hip and pelvis mechanics can influence the knee
Nice short course. I will definitely refer back to these resources in the future.
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Introduction

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.

Aims

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.

Outline

The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video interview with topic specialist Lee Herrington
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.