Learning Objectives 
Upon successful completion of this course, Participants should be able to:
Understand the Prevalence of hip and knee problems and the impact on daily life.
Understand the role of the integrated anatomy of this region.
Differentiate the role of degeneration Vs. Injury.
Normal mechanics in this region and deviations that occur.
Rule out red flags for appropriate referral.
Simple screening / assesment methods that are evidence based to rule in or rule out problems in this region.
Once assessed be able to apply rehab in a structured manner with respect to irritability.
Understand and learn simple manual therapy to this region.
Understand and be able to prescribe evidence based exercise program.
Understand need for early reintegration to functions of daily living
Able to guide to return to exercising for well being and sport.
Understand the common surgical procedures in this region.
WIll be able to understand the procedures involved in a structured post op rehab based on healing times and complications.


Time                       Activity
7.30  a.m.              Registration
8.00 a.m.               Introduction
8.15 a.m                Review of Anatomy of the hip and knee region.
9.00 a.m.               Normal Mobility and muscular interaction /anatomy trains.
9.30  a.m            .  Break
9.45 a.m.              Conditions affecting hip joint.
10.30 a.m.            Evidence based assessment hip joint.
11.15 a.m             .Recent trends in management of hip joint.
12.00 noon           LUNCH ( on your own )
12.30 p.m             Conditions affecting knee joint.
1.15 p.m.              Evidence based Assessment knee joint.
2.30 p.m               Break.

2.45 p.m.             Recent trends in management of knee joint.
3.30 p.m.             Common surgical conditions in this area and review of management post op.
4.30 p.m.            Technique practice and question and answers
5.00 p.m              Adjourn.














Course #  5 Assessment and Management Of hip and knee
Simplified for rehab Professionals.

Presented by
Raghu Chovvath DPT OCS FAAOMPT Cert.DN

 (An experienced International Speaker and Clinician in Manual Therapy)

Course description :

The role of physical therapy in the management of lower extremity disorders is vital following injury or degenerative changes. The prevalence1 of hip OA being reported up to 27% in populations over age of 50, and an estimate of 250000 people6 living in the world with this in the knee should just be enough to indicate the need for physical therapy. The need for this is being emphasized in all major consensus statements around the world5. There is lot of confusion and increased knowledge about these joints and the plethora of conditions other than the osteoarthritis in the form injuries and disease  making the new age clinician in the field of physical therapy to be constantly updating him/herself to meet the challenge effectively. The decreasing reimbursement places an urgent need to be more effective in a shorter available time frame. This course is designed in mind for that clinician who is involved in providing physical therapy in various settings for the afflictions in and around this joint. A review of anatomy wand mechanics of these joints in daily functional tasks will start the course.The course will then  provide a quick and recently validated evidence based assessment with proven tests and measures. Participant will also be able to review and practice current evidence based treatment modalities. The course also provides a quick review of the surgical procedures performed in and around these joints and the physical therapy care associated with these procedures.The clinician teaching this course with long experience in this field also inculcates the need for approaching each patient/clients problem in a bio-psychosocial model. The need to understand and incorporate principles of regional interdependency will be highlighted. The course information will be in line with the orthopedic section of APTA “ clinical practice guidelines ” as published in their website thus bringing the participant to the understanding of the contemporary thought process in managing this region. The course participant should be able to easily asses these joints in a structured manner and incorporate the evidence based treatment strategies in his day to day practice following their attendance.

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