Manual Therapy Knee Joint to Reduce Pain and Stiffness
Hip, Knee, and ankle joints are the weight bearing joints of the body. Out of these three, knee joints are the commonest joints that are susceptible to pain and arthritis. That’s why, a physiotherapist’s OPD majorly has a lot of clients having knee pain. Not everyone wants or can afford to go for Total Knee replacement. And even if they go, for TKR, not everyone gets the desired results. Therefore, knowing how to treat knee joint appropriately is vital being a physical therapist.
This chapter explains and demonstrates the mobilisation techniques of knee joint that help to relieve pain, decrease stiffness, improve the activities of daily living, and improve the quality of life of people suffering from knee problems. It consists of all the techniques to treat knee joints in weight bearing, partial weight bearing as well as non-weight bearing positions. All the techniques demonstrated are the best of manual therapy techniques which have been chosen and picked by Capri over the last 28 years by treating almost a lakh of patients.
All these techniques will help to treat knee pain, due to osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, positional fault of knee etc. These techniques are also indicated to treat strains of muscles around knee joint, sprain of ligaments around knee joints and injuries sustained to the knee joint. These are also helpful in post traumatic pain and stiffness of knee, post operative conditions of knee joint, like meniscus repairs, acl reconstructions, TBW of patella and other various conditions.
To have a strong structure, it is important to have a strong foundation and this chapter deals with building a strong foundation of manual therapy of knee. A good foundation is fundamental to developing new techniques, understanding the rationale behind each technique and effective delivery of manual therapy techniques. These in turn lead to more successful clinical outcomes, faster recovery of the patient and ofcourse, more job satisfaction. It’s a win-win situation for both the therapist and the patient. Therefore, this chapter explains in detail, what is manual therapy of knee joint, why is it so important, how to be applied, when to be applied, when not to be applied, what are the tools for manual therapy, how to use them, what are the principles of manual therapy. A comprehensive and indepth understanding of all these things builds a successful clinical foundation and stimulates the young minds of therapists to treat the knee joint in the most efficient manner .
All participants will gain an understanding of the basics of manual therapy and best of different manual concepts, as well as modified osteopathic and chiropractic techniques. The participant will have enhanced assessment skills when examining knee joint. As with all manual techniques, handling skills are paramount, and at the end of the program, the true professional will be able to assess the condition and deliver the manual treatment with great expertise. The most important outcome is that patients will benefit the most from this integrated approach.
At the completion of the chapter, the participant should:
1. Be competent in formulating differential diagnosis based on the integrated neuromusculoskeletal examination, clinical reasoning & evidence-based practice.
2. Be adept in formulating the most suitable manual therapy protocol/technique that is tailored according to the individual needs of the patient.
3.Be expert in delivering the manual therapy treatment of knee joint.
4.Be capable of assessing the accuracy and reliability of the treatment technique / protocol used on the patient using his manual therapy assessment skills.
To make it simple and easy to understand, funny analogies and anecdotes have been used so that the concept and the topic is imprinted at the back of your minds and you all can easily retain and remember it without much efforts.
To increase interaction and better understanding, Q & A section has been included after this course. You can also discuss these questions and answers in detail. You also have an Option of attending Live webinar by the instructor on same topic wherein, you can ask the doubts from your instructor and become a master of knee joint.
To make sure that you have understood the course material well and you can practice it on patients adequately, it also includes an online exam which you’ll have to clear in order to earn the certificate of course completion from a reputed institute like Capri4Physio
Capri4physio also will help you to rectify your mistakes in Manual Therapy Knee Joint Course. You can just record yourself performing the techniques and the instructor will correct it.
Not only this, but there is also a provision for you to upgrade for for Hands on workshop on the same topic by the same instructor and you can get your online course fee fully adjusted in the fee of hands on workshop. Learn it live from the instructor at Capri as well.
So, what are you waiting for? Enroll in this course and develop a magical and healing hand to reduce the sufferings of patients and help them lead an independent and healthy life.