presented by Eric Hegedus
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Eric J Hegedus has had a notable 21-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice and is founding Chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. Dr Hegedus also is founder and director of Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM). TEAM is a community-based…Read full bio
Define knee pain. Outline the prevalence and incidence of most common sources of knee pain and pathology. Identify risk factors for sources of knee pain. Closely examine hamstring injuries as a source of thigh pain.
2. History and Patient Self Report Measures
Recognize patient interview questions unique to the knee/thigh and the value of those questions. Identify best SRMs for knee/thigh pain.
Observe asymmetries and /or anomalies in the knee joint complex. Identify the link or lack thereof between knee pain and observed asymmetries.
4. Triage and Screening
Identify common red flags and yellow flags in the treatment of patients with knee pain. Understand the role of pain referral from adjacent body segments in knee pain.
5. Motion Testing
Perform basic motion testing of the knee and thigh with focus on the concordant sign.
6. Palpation and Manual Muscle Tests
Perform an appropriate palpatory examination of the knee. Understand the limited value of palpation alone. Perform an appropriate muscle testing examination of the knee.
7. Special Tests
Identify the most diagnostic knee oriented special tests. Apply the tests to the appropriate diagnoses.
8. Physical Performance Measures
Demonstrate the most commonly used physical performance measures of the knee/thigh complex. Identify the utility of the physical performance measures of the knee/thigh complex.