Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify anatomy and biomechanical principles of the knee.
2. Describe the techniques used to successfully perform surface palpation of the structures of the knee.
3. Explain the etiology and underlying pathological processes for specific musculoskeletal conditions of the knee.
4. Illustrate mechanisms of injury and processes of repair in the tissues of the knee.
5. Analyze signs and symptoms of the lower extremity that are beyond the scope of physical therapy practice.
6. Perform and interpret the results of orthopedic special tests for the knee.
7. Demonstrate the physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and prognosis appropriate for clients with musculoskeletal involvement.
8. Execute appropriate joint mobilization techniques of the knee to facilitate normal arthrokinematic motion.
9. Apply physical therapy treatments appropriate for limited function of the musculoskeletal system.
10. Asses functional testing and criteria to return to athletic participation or work.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers
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