The Management of Knee Osteoarthritis
Authors: David Vernier, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS & Jeffrey Larson, PT, ATC
Contact Hour(s): 1.0
The goal of this program is to provide physical therapists with an overview of osteoarthritis of the knee and evidence-based interventions that can diminish pain, enhance function, and, in some cases, prevent the need for total knee arthroplasty.
When you complete this module, you will be able to:
- Understand and discuss the epidemiology of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.
- Discuss nonsurgical and surgical options for individuals with knee OA related to current evidence surrounding those options, including physical therapy treatment approaches
- Discuss the relationship and benefits of weight management related to knee OA and how physical therapy intervention can assist in weight reduction
This course has been sponsored by an educational grant from On Assignment and may be taken free of charge as a gift to the PT community until September 1, 2009.
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