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. The course will not teach practical skills or lead to any clinical qualification.
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.
- Video of an interview with topic specialist Lee Herrington
- Read a related journal article
Course aimsThis 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.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1.5 hours of learning activities. These can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
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 the course to take around 1.5 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 Physioplus 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 1.5 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading journal articles. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
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
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- abide by the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture
- log as completed all the required learning activities
- actively participate in the course forum discussions
- pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more
- complete a course evaluation form