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Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise in Early-Stage and Middle-Stage Knee...
Sat, 20 May 2017, 09:00 – Sun, 21 May 2017, 16:30 BST
Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise in Early-Stage and Middle-Stage Knee Rehabilitation
Please note: due to a double-booking error by the venue, and that was not communicated to the course organizer until recently, the date for this course has had to be changed from May 6th-7th 2017 to May 20th-21st 2017. Apologies for any confusion and inconvenience. Thank you.
• New Concepts in Open and Closed Kinetic Chain Exercise
• Advances in Understanding Knee Functional Joint Stability
• Seven Stages of Sports-Specific Knee Rehabilitation
• Critical Considerations in Knee Functional Rehabilitation
• Neurological Concepts in Kinetic Chain Exercise
• Evolution of Knee Rehabilitation Techniques
• Biomechanics of Knee Ligaments and Human Grafts
• Myths and Misconceptions in Graft Healing and Remodelling
• Indications and Timing of Ligament Reconstruction Surgery
• The Hidden Problems with ‘Accelerated Rehabilitation’
• Clinical Quantification of Knee Joint Loading
• Squat Exercise Biomechanics and Clinical Modifications
• Strength and Conditioning for ACL Injury and Surgery
• Strength and Conditioning for PCL Injury and Surgery
• Strength and Conditioning for Combined ACL and PCL Injury
• Strength and Conditioning for Medial Versus Lateral Meniscus Injury and Surgery
The ‘early’ and ‘middle’ stages of knee rehabilitation are the most important stages of the knee rehabilitation process. This is because the early and middle stages of knee rehabilitation lay a solid foundation for the safe and effective implementation of late-stage rehabilitation techniques (e.g. plyometric training). Inappropriate or 'rushed' early- and middle-stage knee rehabilitation can increase the risk of failed late-stage rehabilitation due to re-injury, new injury and premature osteoarthrosis (OA). The early and middle stages of knee rehabilitation are often seen by therapists and patients as ‘boring’ and ‘simplistic’ stages of knee rehabilitation. While many early- to middle-stage knee rehabilitation exercises can certainly be considered boring, the knowledge and clinical reasoning underlying the selection of the correct rehabilitation exercise for the correct injury at the correct point-in-time is far from simplistic. Different knee injuries and surgeries require the application of different strength and conditioning techniques within different range-of-motion and weight-bearing restrictions. Furthermore, the evidence-base that guides the scientific design and strategic clinical implementation of early- and middle-stage knee rehabilitation exercises has undergone major expansion and evolution in recent years. Modified versions of both open kinetic chain (OKC) and closed kinetic chain (CKC) exercises must now be used for safe, effective and thorough rehabilitation of all types of knee injury.
The purpose of this course is to present you with advanced concepts in OKC and CKC exercise in knee rehabilitation for ACL, PCL, MCL and meniscus injury and surgery. Emphasis is placed on presenting you with advanced knowledge and understanding of tissue, joint and exercise biomechanics, neurological mechanisms, clinical outcomes research and advanced clinical reasoning processes that form the foundation for you to become a specialist in knee rehabilitation. As you participate in this course, you’ll experience accelerated learning and interactive education techniques proven to help you rapidly acquire the knowledge and skills to confidently and easily make decisions about your athletes’ early- to middle-stage rehabilitation.
Past course delegates have included clinicians from the British National Health Service (NHS), private practice, professional rugby union, professional football, elite netball, the British Army and the Royal Navy. Course content is aligned with multiple Sports Physiotherapist core competencies listed by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapy (IFSP). The course is a British Association of Sports Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT) Approved Continuing Professional Development Course.
Course Materials & Bonuses
Clinical Systems Manual - Essential Concepts in Exercise Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition
Clinical Reasoning Compendium and Technique Toolkit - 3rd Edition
Access instructions for how to join and get free permanent membership of the 'Sports Knee Specialists' Expert Clinical Group
Continuing Professional Development certificate
Registration: 9.00-9.30am on Day 1
Course duration: two days
Lunch is not provided
Tea and coffee will be served at the intervals