FRK: Functional Rehab of the Knee: Concepts of Evidence Based Treatment


Focuses on evidence -based therapeutic value-designed exercise applications that promote tri-plane stabilization of the lower extremity. Attendees will explore the most up to date treatment plans for selected knee pathology. They will participate in labs which will include pre-functional mobility, tri-plane stabilization and balance proprioception training

Target Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, ATs
Instructional Level: Intermediate
CEUs: 8 hours

SKU: N/A Category:

Course Rationale

Upon completing this course, participants will have a deeper understanding of how the muscular components of the knee and lower quarter work including mechanisms and contributions from other regions.  This deeper understanding will allow the participant to more completely and fully assess and manage patients with knee dysfunction.  This course will explore why muscular components at the knee and hip are so important to the lower quarter kinetic chain including evaluating the evidence based positional recruitment of open and closed kinetic chain exercises, this will allow participants to develop improved plans of care and exercise progressions for their patients with knee dysfunction.  Upon completing this course, participants will be able to apply functional training activities specific to the presentation of their patient with knee pain, thus improving overall treatment outcomes and returning patient to normal functional mobility.  This course will provide attendees with a relevant review of updated total knee arthroplasty guidelines how these guidelines will relate to optimal assessment and intervention for their patients status post knee arthroplasty

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate treatments for anterior knee pain and patella instability
  • Present updated open and closed kinetic chain exercise applications
  • Describe why the hamstrings and hip abductors may be the true core of the lower extremity
  • Outline safe quadriceps recruitment based on current evidence
  • Demonstrate applications of functional training designed to help the ACL patient


Saturday Agenda

Time                 Topic

7:30-8:00         Breakfast
8:00-9:30         Functionality of Today’s Knee
9:30-9:45         Break
9:45-10:45       Functional Exercises for Patella- femoral Stabilization
10:45-12:00     Lab 1 PreFunctional Mobility
12:00-1:00       Lunch
1:00-2:30         Current Concepts for ACL Injury
2:30-2:45         Break
2:45-3:45         Lab 2
3:45-4:45         Articular Cartilage and Meniscal Repair Procedures and Considerations
4:45-5:15         Patient Case Studies
5:15-5:30         Q/A, Additional Demonstrations



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