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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation” by David J. Magee, PhD, PT, James E. Zachazewski, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC and William S. Quillen PT, PhD, SCS, FACSM © 2009, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation provides clear guidance on patient management relative to specific musculoskeletal pathology, injury, and illness – all based on a sound understanding of basic science and principles of practice.

Throughout the text, detailed evidence-based descriptions of current and practical rehabilitation methods as well as the tools needed to design and implement a rehabilitation program for musculoskeletal pathology.  Presented is the rationale for choosing an intervention along with challenges presented by the pathology, stage of healing, cautions and contraindications to treatment, different treatment considerations based on best evidence and clinical reasoning considerations.  Surgical pathology is discussed when appropriate, along with the interventions providing the best evidence for clinical decision making. 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 944 pages has been carefully broken down into 7 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

What you can expect from Module 6

Included in Module 6:  The Knee
Chapter 16:  Knee:  Ligamentous and Patellar Tendon Injuries
Chapter 17:  Injuries to the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage
Chapter 18:  Patellofemoral Joint

Module Goals

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Module 6: The Knee
Course Goals and Objectives

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on Pathology and Intervention of the Knee in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.
Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Identify the static restraint of the knee.
2.    Identify the anterior cruciate ligament.
3.    Define proprioception.
4.    Differentiate between open kinetic chain exercise and closed kinetic chain exercise.
5.    Discuss evaluation test for the posterior cruciate ligament.
6.    Define radionuclide scintigraphy.
7.    List determinants to rehabilitation progression for knee ligament injuries.
8.    Recognize common symptoms and complaints associated with ligament injuries.           
9.    Identify the popliteal hiatus.
10.Demonstrate knowledge in the function of the meniscus as well as diagnosis of meniscal tears.
11.List the standard knee radiographic films.
12.Differentiate between radiography, MRI and Arthroscopy for knee diagnosis.
13.Recognize the indications for surgical intervention of meniscal tears.
14.Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of involving the rehabilitation team with pertinent information that allows for optimal rehabilitation.
15.Discuss ACL reconstruction and postoperative rehabilitation.
16.Explain indications for  meniscal transplantation.
17.Discuss trochlear lesions.
18.List the functions of the fat pads in the knee.
19.Identify the active patellar stabilizers.
20.Recognize the primary function of the patella.
21.Define patella alta.
22.Discuss the McConnell’s assessment criteria for patellar alignment
23.Identify symptoms and complaints associated with patellofemoral pain.
24.Identify appropriate candidates for orthotics.
25.Recognize test used to diagnose postoperative neuroma.