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Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Treatment

An Evidence Based Approach

Our understanding of the etiology and management of knee osteoarthritis is quickly evolving. During this one-day theoretical and practical 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 also be to establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Toronto 

March 28, 2020

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

This course is open to Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Physiotherapy Assistants.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

 Identify important risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and understand how these risk factors may contribute to the initiation/progression of knee OA using different models.

  1. Understand the importance of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for knee osteoarthritis.
  2. Understand and apply different communication strategies for effective history taking, subjective assessment and building therapeutic alliance.
  3. Integrate and apply evidence-based assessment tools and outcome measures to inform clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies.
  4. Identify and understand the importance of psychosocial factors, and their relation to prognosis and outcomes in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
  5. Understand and apply best-practice recommendations for the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis.
  6. Understand best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
  7. Establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

 

Course Schedule

Subject to Change

 

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Introduction
Knee OA Burden & Etiology
Risk Factors & Prevention
Understanding Persistent Pain in Knee OA
10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.BREAK
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.Differential Diagnosis & Clinical Diagnostic Criteria
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.Clinical Assessment – Subjective Exam
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.Clinical Assessment – Objective Exam
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.LUNCH
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.Evidence-Based Treatment in Physiotherapy
3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.Best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery
4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Take-Home Messages & Course Wrap-Up

 

Price: $300 + HST

Early bird $50 off discount code: Info50 

Early bird code expires January 27, 2020

About Anthony

Anthony Teoli graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy and is currently a practicing physiotherapist at Action Sport Physio Rosemere, a private practice clinic located in Rosemere, Quebec. Anthony is also currently completing his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University. His research focus involves better understanding mechanisms of non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis initiation and progression, clinical outcomes and persistent pain in patients after total knee replacement, gait biomechanics and knowledge translation. Anthony has presented his research and has presented on best practice for knee osteoarthritis management at provincial, national and international conferences.

 

He is the Founder and President of InfoPhysiotherapy, an online educational platform (www.infophysiotherapy.com) dedicated to providing evidence-based lectures and courses on a wide variety of topics for rehabilitation professionals worldwide. In addition, Anthony currently provides a one-day live Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Management course for rehabilitation professionals across Canada.

 

Anthony is also active professionally at the international level, sitting on the Communications Committee of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI).

Where It’s At

Propel Physiotherapy
1 Eva Road, Unit 7
Etobicoke, ON
M9C 4Z5