Comprehensive Treatment of the Knee

Course Description

This course solves the problem of “What else should I do when I feel like I’ve done everything for my knee patient?", and then teaches you specifically HOW to do it.

We teach an entirely different way to treat the knee, focusing on a manual therapy, including joint mobilizations, meniscal mobilizations and myofascial/soft tissue releases. Multiple taping techniques are also shown for dysfunctions at the patella and the tibio-femoral joints. You'll also learn how dysfunctions above and below the knee can cause symptoms at the knee joint itself.

As with all of our manual therapy courses, this course is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician skills they can use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

What people are saying!

Top Takeaways

  • Learn how to feel confident you have left no stone unturned to accurately diagnose the root of knee issues.
  • Meniscal mobilizations are solid.
  • Even if you already do a lot of mobilizations, you'll learn how to customize each mobilization to different patients and issues.

What makes this course great?

A knee patient’s pain is rarely driven by the knee alone. We outline how crucial the entirety of lower extremity mechanics influence the knee, and how to diagnose and resolve those issues.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Correctly state 4 key anatomical structures and their application to joint mechanics, movement and dysfunction
  • State the 7 key treatment principles for joint mobilizations and 4 treatment principles for taping and orthotic therapy
  • Independently discuss 4 treatment concepts for myofascial release of the knee complex
  • State the key treatment concepts for strengthening and balance re-education as outlined in the course manual
  • Demonstrate each of the myofascial release techniques, joint mobilizations, taping and orthotic therapy techniques as well as each of the strengthening and balance re-education exercises as shown in the course manual with proficiency and skill

Course Instructors

Scott Braje

PT, MPT, CIMT, CIDN


Scott graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, a Minor in Anatomy and Neurobiology, a concentration in Wellness Program Management, and an emphasis in Cardiac Rehabilitation. He then moved out to San Francisco and obtained his CSCS while interning under the (former) president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association while engaging in high level athletic performance training. He obtained his Masters in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Dayton, OH in 2000 and has worked in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinics ever since. He began working with Great Lakes in 2004, and, as consistent with Great Lakes philosophy, he uses a “test, treat, re-test” focus on each treatment to determine the proper course of action in achieving maximal results with each patient. Scott is presently the Clinic Director of the Physical Therapy Department at a multi-disciplinary Pain and Wellness Center in the North Shore of Boston.

Scott Braje

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Doors Open

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction, Overview of Anatomy, Biomechanics, Mobilizations, Fascia, and Taping

10:15am

Lecture: Meniscal Movements, Length-Tension Relationship Discussion, Infrapatellar Fat Pads, Functional Analysis of the Lower Extremity

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Assessment and Palpation of the Knee Complex

2:45pm

Lab: Joint Mobilizations: Patella-Femoral, Tibio-Femoral, Proximal and Distal Tib-Fib, Talo-Crual, and Meniscal Mobilizations

4:30pm

Review

5:00pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for Today’s Topics

5:30pm

Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am

Doors Open

8:00am

Review and Discussion of Pull Pain vs Pinch Pain

8:30am

Lab: Speed Mobilizations

9:00am

Lab: Mobilizations and MET for the Pelvis

10:45am

Lab: MFR

11:45am

Lab: Taping of Patella

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Taping of Patella (cont’d) Counterforce Bracing, Fat Pad Lifting, Proximal and Distal Tib-Fib, Modified Low-Dye

3:00pm

Case Studies

4:15pm

Review

4:30pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for Today’s Topics

5:00pm

Adjourn

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