Online Course
Practical Guide to Hip and Knee Strengthening
Enhance the rehabilitation journey with smart exercise choices

1-1.5 hours





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Lee Herrington
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Physiotherapist, Researcher & Lecturer in Sports Injury Rehabilitation and Editor in Chief, Physical Therapy in Sport Journal

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The muscles of the hip and knee play an important role in the mobility and stability of the lower limb. Strengthening these muscles is vital for control of body posture. Adequate strength is also necessary to oppose forces at the hip and knee that can contribute to lower limb injuries. Rehabilitation and injury prevention programmes often focus on strengthening the muscles around the hip and knee. This course discusses strategies to progressively overload specific muscles around the hip and knee using evidence-based techniques. By consistently challenging the hip and knee muscles, rehabilitation professionals can optimise treatment effectiveness and patient outcomes.


This course aims to demonstrate how to effectively strengthen the muscles around the hip and knee joints through progressive overload techniques. It also shows how to regress or progress exercise load by clever exercise selection.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  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.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • 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 1-1.5 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 - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and 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 1.2 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 plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • explain the general principles of progressive overload for strength development of the hip and knee muscles
  • select appropriate exercise progressions or modifications for hip and knee strengthening based on a given case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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

Featured reviews
So interesting and informative! Has completely changed how I will implement strengthening work in the future.
United Kingdom