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Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Treatment

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Description

This course includes a 1.5-hour online module and a one-day (7 hours) live practical course.

Once you purchase the course, you will receive all relevant information regarding access to the online module via email. 

Our understanding of the etiology and management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is quickly evolving. During this one-day course on knee osteoarthritis assessment and treatment, participants will learn about the complex, multifactorial nature of knee osteoarthritis and develop the necessary skills for effective history taking, assessment and treatment. By the end of this course, students will feel confident in their ability to:

  1. Educate their patients with knee osteoarthritis on their condition and available treatment options;
  2. Use evidence-based assessment tools and outcome measures to perform a comprehensive assessment;
  3. Prescribe and progress exercises tailored to the patient;
  4. Integrate other approaches to help with pain relief (ex: symptom modification strategies, manual therapy, etc.);
  5. Establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for patients with knee osteoarthritis and patients following knee arthroplasty.

DETAILLED AGENDA FOR ONLINE PART

Module 1 :

  • Introduction
  • Mythbusters
  • Burden of Osteoarthritis

Module 2 :

  • Osteoarthritis Risk Factors
  • Osteoarthritis Prevention

Module 3 :

  • Imaging and Pain
  • Understanding Persistent Pain in OA

Module 4:

  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Clinical Diagnostic Criteria

Module 5 :

  • Yellow & Red Flag Screening

Objectives

More specifically, by the end of this 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. Integrate evidence-based clinical diagnostic criteria, assessment tools (ex: functional tests) and outcome measures to inform their clinical impression and treatment strategies. 
  5. Understand the most common differential diagnoses of knee osteoarthritis. 
  6. Screen for and identify red/yellow flags in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
  7. Understand the importance of psychosocial factors, and their relation to prognosis and outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  8. Understand and apply different communication strategies for effective history taking, subjective assessment and building therapeutic alliance. 
  9. Understand and apply best-practice recommendations for the treatment patients with knee osteoarthritis (i.e. patient education, exercise, weight management, manual therapy, etc.). 
  10. Understand best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  11. Establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  12. Understand best-practice recommendations and key principles for pre-habilitation and post-operative rehabilitation following knee arthroplasty.

Schedule

8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Introduction
  • Mythbusters
  • Question & Answer Period – Online Module
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Clinical Assessment – Subjective Exam
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Clinical Assessment – Objective Exam
10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Break
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Non-Surgical Management Part 1 (patient education, exercise, weight management, manual therapy, etc.) – Theory & Best-Practice Recommendations
12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Non-Surgical Management Part 2A (Exercise prescription and progression) – Practical Lab
12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Lunch
1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Non-Surgical Management Part 2B (Exercise and manual therapy) – Practical Lab
2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Key principles for pre-habilitation and post-operative rehabilitation following knee arthroplasty
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
  • Case Studies
4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Take-Home Messages & Course Wrap-Up

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