Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Treatment – Online Course



Our understanding of the etiology and management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is quickly evolving. This 7,5-hour online course on knee osteoarthritis assessment and treatment will debunk common knee osteoarthritis myths, provide clinicians with a detailed overview of the complex etiology of knee osteoarthritis, and provide recommendations for the assessment and treatment of knee osteoarthritis according to best practice guidelines. 

The Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment & Management Online Course includes:

  • 7.5 hours of educational content: 6.25 hours of video lectures and 1.25 hours of other educational material (quizzes, readings, etc.)
  • A Certificate of Completion upon completion of this online course
  • A document with sample exercises for patients with knee osteoarthritis
  • More than 400 presentation slides with tons of evidence-based recommendations to help optimize your clinical assessment, treatment and plan of care
  • A comprehensive list of references (200+ peer-reviewed articles)

* You can view the online course whenever you want, there is no deadline for completion.

* Within a maximum of 24 business hours following your purchase (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday), you will receive all necessary information by email to view the course.


More specifically, by the end of this 4-hour online course, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the complex, multifactorial nature of knee osteoarthritis and its clinical presentation. 
  2. Identify important risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and understand how these risk factors may contribute to the initiation/progression of knee osteoarthritis using different models.
  3. Understand the different neurophysiological mechanisms involved in the experience of osteoarthritis pain, as well as factors that contribute to the maintenance and exacerbation of osteoarthritis pain. 
  4. Understand the most common differential diagnoses of knee osteoarthritis. 
  5. Screen for and identify red/yellow flags in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
  6. Understand the importance of psychosocial factors, and their relation to prognosis and outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  7. Integrate evidence-based clinical diagnostic criteria, assessment tools (ex: functional tests) and outcome measures to inform their clinical impression and treatment strategies. 
  8. Understand best-practice recommendations and key principles for the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (i.e. patient education, exercise, weight management, manual therapy, etc.). 
  9. Understand best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  10. Understand best-practice recommendations and key principles for pre-habilitation and post-operative rehabilitation following knee arthroplasty.


Module 1
  • Introduction
  • Mythbusters
  • Burden of Osteoarthritis
Module 2
  • Module 2.1: Knee Osteoarthritis Etiology Overview of Risk Factors
  • Module 2.2: Risk Factors – Obesity & Previous Knee Joint Injury
  • Module 2.3: Risk Factors – Joint loading and alignment, gait biomechanics, knee extensor muscle weakness and occupational risk factors. Prevention of Knee Osteoarthritis
Module 3
  • Module 3.1: Understanding Persistent Pain in OA
  • Module 3.2: Knee Osteoarthritis, Imaging & Pain
  • Quiz 1 (Modules 1 to 3)
Module 4
  • Clinical Classification Criteria
Module 5
  • Red Flag Screening & Differential Diagnosis
Module 6
  • Module 6.1: Clinical Assessment – Subjective Exam
  • Module 6.2: Clinical Assessment – Objective Exam
  • Quiz 2 (Modules 4 to 6)
Module 7
  • Module 7.1: Rehabilitation Part 1 – Best Practice Recommendations & Key Principles for Exercise Prescription & Progression
  • Module 7.2: Rehabilitation Part 2 – Sample Exercise for Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Module 7.3: Rehabilitation Part 3 – Patient Education & Weight Management
  • Module 7.4: Rehabilitation Part 4 – Adjunct Treatments (manual therapy, electrophysiological modalities, assistive devices, etc.)
  • Quiz 3 (Modules 6 and 7)
Module 8
  • Best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery
Module 9
  • Key principles for pre-habilitation and post-operative rehabilitation following knee arthroplasty
  • Quiz 4 (Modules 8 and 9)
Module 10
  • Review of Mythbusters
  • Take-Home Messages

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