Clinical Assessment - Knee (Part a) - Leeds, The Movement Hub, Saturday, 06. February 2021

Clinical Assessment - Knee
This course is split into two parts (Part a and b) and forms part of Phase 2 of the Musculoskeletal Remedial and Exercise Therapy course.
Phase 2: Module 4: Knee
Overview

Structure of the knee
Anatomy of all ligaments, bursa, muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood supply to the knee
Active, Passive, Active Resisted, and Clinical testing for the knee
Manual therapy techniques for the knee region
Exercise intervention of the knee- muscular endurance, strength, proprioception and functional tasks
All elements integrate the case history, pain science and tissue healing information and activities covered in phase 1

Pre-Course:

You will complete a worksheet that will introduce you to the anatomy and function of the knee

Part A
Part a) During the morning session you will:

Learn in-depth anatomy for the knee region:

Bones and bony landmarks: Femur, tibia, fibula, patella
Joints: TibioFemoral, Patellofemoral, SuperiorTibioFibular
Ligaments: Anterior/Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL/PCL), Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligaments (MCL/LCL)
Structure and function of the meniscus
Structure and function of the knee joint capsule
Bursa: SupraPatellar, Popliteal, SemiMembranosus, Gastrocnemius, PrePatellar, Superficial and Deep Infrapatellar Bursae, Pes Anserinus Bursa, Iliotibial bursa
Movements of the knee joint
Q-Angles
Function of the patella
Screw home mechanism of the knee
Muscles: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, popliteus

Blood Vessels and Nerves: Femoral, sciatic and tibial nerve pathways, Popliteal artery




Part a) During the afternoon session you will:

Learn how to conduct clinical testing for the knee region including:

Active & Passive Range of movement testing
Active Resisted (Strength) testing
Clinical tests (Including the sensitivity and specificity): Clarks test, Obers, drop jump test, Thessaly, Varus, Valgus stress tests, Lachmanns, Lever test, plica test
Please note: This course does allow you to diagnose Musculoskeletal conditions - the intention is to make sure you can provide a thorough assessment so you may refer onwards to a healthcare practitioner


Learn pathology of the knee region including; Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome, ITB Syndrome, Patella Tendinopathy, Pes Anserine and pre-patella Bursitis, Meniscus injuries, Ligament injuries, Bakers Cyst, Septic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, OA, Gout, Avascular necrosis, Fractures, plica, Osteosarcoma, Osgood Schlatters

Part B
Part b) During the morning session you will:

Conduct a physical assessment for a case history with a knee injury
Learn soft tissue therapy and joint mobilisation techniques for the knee including: Prone, supine and side lying techniques, Neuromuscular technique (NMT), Soft Tissue Release technique (STR), Joint mobilisation techniques, Soft Tissue Massage (STM)

Part b) During the afternoon session you will:

Learn how to structure and plan an early stage exercise plan for someone recovering from an injury
Learn how to incorporate elements of pain science into your injury management

Assessment

3 Parts - Part a) Pre-course worksheet (As above); Part b) Knee injury fact sheet; Part c) Video: Delivery of early stage exercises
If you are completing the full diploma course you will be expected to reflect on the content of the Explain Pain and Tissue Healing days throughout your 200 hours of clinical practice and how you have used the skills/communication from those modules with real-life clients


Saturday, 06. February 2021, The Movement Hub, Clinical Assessment - Knee (Part a) - Leeds

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