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


CEU Approval Information

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8 Hour Course

8 CCUs awarded through ProCert

8 CEUs awarded through AOTA

8 CEUs will be offered for Certified Athletic Trainers

Cancellation policy

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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


Required Pre-Course Content: On-line presentation by Thomas Myers MD  of  Myers Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in  Atlanta Georgia.  Link will be emailed prior to the live course date.
   1. Biologic treatment with Stem Cell Options
   2. Surgery for the Anterior Cruciate Ligament ( New and Update Double Bundle Procedure)


Live Course Agenda

Time                 Topic

8:00-9:00 Functionality of Today’s Knee
9:00-10:00 Treating Patella-Femoral Pain with a Simplified Approach
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 Lab: Manual Mobilization of the Knee
10:45-11:15 Post-op Guidelines for Patella Realignment
11:15-12:00 Lab: Pre-Functional Exercises for the Knee
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:15 ACL Rehabilitation ( Revisiting the Early Phases of Recovery)
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:15 ACL Rehabilitation ( Functional Return with Outcomes)
3:15-4:00 Post-op Guidelines for Meniscus Repair and Articular Cartilage Resurfacing
4:00-5:00 Lab: Proprioceptive Tri-Plane Stabilization ( Case Presentations)



  • Required Pre-Course Content delivered by Dr. Tom Myers a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a sub-specialty in sports medicine.  He currently practices with Myers Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and is founder and managing partner of Myers Surgical Solutions LLC.  Dr. Myers completed medical school training at John Hopkins Univeristy, completed a Harvard School of Medicine internship in general surgery at Masachusetts General Hospital, and completed a Harvard combined orthopaedic surgery residency program.  Dr. Myers is a fellow in orthopaedic trauma through the Harvard School of Medicine and is also a fellow in sports medicine through the American Sports Medicine Institute. Dr. Myers has a significant body of research and continues to publish in multiple peer reviewed journals, he also maintains an active teaching and presentation schedule across the country. Along with his professional accomplishments Dr. Myers also holds several patents on surgical equipment and procedures.


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