The Patellofemoral Joint: Functional Assessment and Treatment
1.5 contact hours (CE provider info below)
Presented by: Craig Garrison, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC (see bio below)
ONLINE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Successful treatment and management of patellofemoral joint dysfunction requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the knee. With this understanding and the ability to recognize common presentation findings of the patellofemoral joint, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s prognosis and formulate an effective treatment plan using evidence-based principles. Emerging evidence suggests that there are key factors that must be addressed in the assessment and treatment of patellofemoral joint dysfunction. If these factors are not addressed, the patient may develop asymmetries that limit proper progression. From healing principles to guidelines for when the patient is ready to begin functional activities, this webinar examines the latest evidence for the rehabilitation of patellofemoral joint dysfunction. This webinar will provide the participant the opportunity to recognize important milestones that are essential for establishing a solid foundation that ensures the patient is able to return to function. In addition, the webinar will present manual therapy techniques to address patellofemoral deficits in knee range of motion in order to promote side to side symmetry and facilitate quadriceps and gluteal muscle activation. Finally, upon completion the participant will be able to recognize and implement functional tests to determine readiness for progression in the patient with patellofemoral dysfunction.
ONLINE COURSE OBJECTIVES
Following completion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify key anatomical structures and biomechanical principles as they relate to mechanism of injury to the patellofemoral joint.
- Identify the presentation of patellofemoral joint dysfunction and associated pathologies.
- Identify key components of successful functional assessment of the patellofemoral joint.
- Identify key components of evidence-based treatment of the patellofemoral joint.
CRAIG GARRISON, PT, PhD, SCS, ATC is the Director of Research and Post-Professional Residencies at Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine also holding an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Physical Therapy. He completed his PhD in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications related to the prevention and treatment of knee and elbow injuries in addition to ongoing research involving clinical outcomes in the rehabilitation and return to sports after ACL and UCL reconstruction. He serves as a sports medicine consultant for Texas Christian University athletics and continues to treat high school, collegiate, and professional athletes in a variety of different sports. Craig has lectured on sports medicine topics both nationally and internationally. He is a NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer and on the Board of Directors for the NATA Foundation, as well as serving as Vice-Chair for the Sports Physical Therapy Residency SIG.
PT CE Approval provided through Therapy Network Seminars:
*Approved “by virtue”
NY-NYSED Approved Provider for PT/PTAs 10/14/2014 – 10/14/2018
TX-TPTA Accredited Provider. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. .
OT CE Approval provided through Therapy Network Seminars,CHT’s – Category “B” CE credit: :
*Satisfies NBCOT Requirements only.
AOTA Approved Provider # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.