Hip & Knee

Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions

Approved for 1.2 CEUs by California Physical Therapy Association: #16-324

Available for 2018 – Contact me if your facility would like to host this course. For full schedule of all courses go to Courses page.

Description:

The hip and knee are a complex pairing comprising the structural and functional core of many human movements, from ADL to sport. Rehab professionals such as physical therapists and athletic trainers are in a unique position to evaluate, treat, and oversee the recovery of patients with hip and knee injuries. They also often find themselves in the position to assist with developing injury reduction programs for active populations. Having a deeper understanding of what is known and not known can help professionals develop the most effective programs to address these issues.

This two-day course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of the hip and the knee. Topics including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral and chondral injuries, tendinopathies in the region such as gluteal, psoas, and patellar, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), femoroplasty, and labral and meniscal repairs.

This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.

Presenter:

Erik Meira

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in non-arthritic intra-articular hip pathologies and knee injuries
  • Perform a simple screen for hip patients that would benefit from early surgical consult and for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury
  • Understand special considerations regarding extra-articular hip pathology
  • Describe the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries
  • Focus on primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function
  • Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
  • Consider the complexity of human movement and how it applies to rehabilitation

Schedule

Day 1

09:00 - 09:45

Introduction/How to science

09:45 - 10:45

Understanding human movement as a dynamical system

10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Overview of hip pathologies

12:00 - 12:30

Examination of the hip (Lecture/Lab)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch (on your own)

13:30 - 14:45

Operative and postoperative management of hip pathologies

14:45 - 15:30

Exercise considerations for hip rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab)

15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 - 17:00

Overview of knee pathologies and biomechanics

Day 2

09:00 - 10:15

Mechanisms of ACL injuries/Injury reduction strategies

10:15 - 10:45

Examination of the knee (Lecture/Lab)

10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Operative management of knee pathologies

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch (on your own)

13:00 - 14:00

Postoperative rehab of knee pathologies/Return to play decision making

14:00 - 15:30

Exercise progressions for knee rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab)

15:30 - 15:45

Final Comments/Conclusion

Contact Hours 12/CEU 1.2

Scheduled dates

February 2-3, 2018
Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
Logan Regional Hospital
Logan, UT
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April 21-22, 2018
Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
Elite Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Pasadena, CA
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June 2-3, 2018
Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
Thun, Switzerland
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