Physical Therapy: An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist, Updated

32.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
Due to the anatomy and importance of the essential functions of the hips and knees, severe pain in either one or both of these areas can have a direct adverse effect on everyday life and can severely reduce quality of life. There is a biomechanical reliance on each of these joints to function optimally during activities of daily living. Approximately 22% of the general population suffers from knee pain, and knee and hip pain are even more common in older people (Damen, 2019). Disruption in either one can result in aberrant movements of the other, and they rely on coordination and common nerve and muscular performance during ambulation.This course will focus on these two joints individually and as they relate to each other, and discuss various symptoms, treatments, and effective plans of treatment for optimum patient outcome. 

Course Objectives:
1. Describe the functional relationship and physical therapy examination of the hip and knee.
2. Identify valid and reliable outcome measures for the hip.
3. Describe hip pathologies and their physical therapy interventions.
4. Identify valid and reliable outcome measures for the knee
5. Describe knee pathologies and their physical therapy interventions.


About the Author:
Amanda Olson, PT, DPT, PRPC, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University in 2005, and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. She holds a Certification of Achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP-PF) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the Pelvic Floor Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and running coach, which she finds useful in curating treatment approaches. Dr. Olson has written several physical therapy continuing education courses, and newspaper and magazine articles on women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and running.
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An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation for the Physical Therapist, Updated

32.00
About the Course:
Due to the anatomy and importance of the essential functions of the hips and knees, severe pain in either one or both of these areas can have a direct adverse effect on everyday life and can severely reduce quality of life. There is a biomechanical reliance on each of these joints to function optimally during activities of daily living. Approximately 22% of the general population suffers from knee pain, and knee and hip pain are even more common in older people (Damen, 2019). Disruption in either one can result in aberrant movements of the other, and they rely on coordination and common nerve and muscular performance during ambulation.This course will focus on these two joints individually and as they relate to each other, and discuss various symptoms, treatments, and effective plans of treatment for optimum patient outcome. 

Course Objectives:
1. Describe the functional relationship and physical therapy examination of the hip and knee.
2. Identify valid and reliable outcome measures for the hip.
3. Describe hip pathologies and their physical therapy interventions.
4. Identify valid and reliable outcome measures for the knee
5. Describe knee pathologies and their physical therapy interventions.


About the Author:
Amanda Olson, PT, DPT, PRPC, earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Pacific University in 2005, and a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2008, graduating as a member of the Jesuit National Honor Society. She holds a Certification of Achievement in pelvic floor physical therapy (CAPP-PF) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the Pelvic Floor Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Institute. She is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and running coach, which she finds useful in curating treatment approaches. Dr. Olson has written several physical therapy continuing education courses, and newspaper and magazine articles on women’s health, pelvic floor dysfunction, and running.