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Patellofemoral Concepts for Rehabilitation

presented by Terry Malone

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Terry Malone addresses the multiplicity of problems confronting the clinician dealing with rehabilitation of the knee. In this course, he presents rehabilitation concepts related to patellofemoral dysfunction. Patients with these pathologies demand an "attention to detail" which is frequently not provided. Upon completion the learner will be able to describe the function of the quadriceps in relation to the patellofemoral joint, recommend the proper examination procedures for Jumper’s knee, contrast the meaning of open and closed chain exercise sequences and appropriately outline their use related to PF forces. You will learn how to place patients into the various categories of rehabilitation intervention for patellofemoral conditions, and prescribe exercises based on that categorization. This course is designed to allow a rich appreciation for the management of selected knee conditions.

Meet Your Instructor

Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

Dr. Terry Malone received his EdD and MSPT from Duke University in North Carolina and his BA from Bluffton College in Ohio. At Duke, he served as the initial Sports Physical Therapist and was the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Clinic. He served as the initial Chairman of the Sports Specialization Council of the APTA…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Anatomy and Basic Biomechanics of the Knee

Review the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint in preparation to understanding patellofemoral pathologies and rehabilitative concepts.

2. Literature Concepts

Learn about concepts regarding patellofemoral problems based on findings from various studies performed by rehab specialists and orthopedists.

3. Articular Cartilage Example and Surgical Concepts

Understand the structure, function and changes that occur in the articular cartilage of the knee and become familiar with the progression of rehabilitation of osteoarthritis, starting from exercise to surgery.

4. Rehabilitation Concepts

Become familiar with the general concepts of articular exercise and rehabilitation. Differentiate the four protocols for the knee according to the underlying structural problem.

5. Case Studies

Understand how to apply the concepts presented in the course related to the rehabilitation of patellofemoral syndrome. Terry will also review real case studies from his own clinical experience to demonstrate the course concepts.

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