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Knee Stabilization Online CE Course

Knee Stabilization Online CE Course

$89.00 USD


Product Format

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:

    • Workbook

    • Continuing education exam

    Knee Stabilization CE Course helps you review the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, identify common injuries and conditions, and design appropriate exercises to promote knee function and stability in your clients. Erin Hughes, MSPT, includes the most recent research on the prevalence of ACL injuries in females and the PEP program for ACL injury prevention.

    Course Objectives

    • Identify the muscles, ligaments, menisci, and other supporting structures around the knee joint.

    • Understand the kinematics of the knee joint and describe the locking mechanism of the knee.

    • Identify the common injuries and conditions associated with the knee joint.

    • Implement client health screening and assessment of the knee joint, and develop an appropriate exercise program based on the client’s current condition.

    • Recognize the current theories regarding the greater prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in females.

    • Describe the PEP program for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention.

    • Teach appropriate exercises for the knee, including proper positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications.


    A continuing education course for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.

    Chapter 1. Knee Anatomy and Biomechanics

    Knee Joint

    Knee Kinematics

    Knee Biomechanics

    Knee Muscles

    Knee Supporting Structures

    Study Questions

    Chapter 2. Dysfunction, Injury, and Rehabilitation



    Study Questions

    Chapter 3. Health Screening and Assessment

    Health Screening for Physical Activity

    Monitoring Exercise


    Scope of Practice

    Risk Management

    Client Assessment

    Study Questions

    Chapter 4. Exercises

    Training Principles

    Strengthening Exercises

    Flexibility Exercises

    Study Questions

    Chapter 5. Case Studies

    History of ACL Reconstruction Surgery

    Previous Knee Injury

    Erin Erb Hughes, MSPT, C-PT, graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in health studies. In 1998 she completed her master of science degree in physical therapy from the same university. Since that time she has been a practicing physical therapist in Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, and Texas. Erin has worked with a variety of patient populations in numerous settings, including home health care, hospital acute care, and outpatient orthopedics.

    Erin has been certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2000. In 2002 Erin joined the Desert Southwest Fitness team of course reviewers and is the author of the correspondence courses Foam Roller Fitness, Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, Shoulder Girdle Stabilization, and the study guide for Low Back Injury Prevention and Rehab, published by Desert Southwest Fitness. She has also authored a number of articles for Advance for Physical Therapists and PTAs.

    "My assessment will be much more advanced after this course! I will have better knowledge on what is going on."

    C. Aquino—Las Vegas, NV

    "This is a phenomenal course, and Erin Hughes is to be commended for putting it together. It is most definitely not for the faint of heart because it requires quite a bit of work."

    W. Hennessey—Miami, FL

    "This is a great toolbox for knee stabilization exercises and an excellent refresher on knee anatomy and injuries, plus much more in-depth knowledge on prevention, treatment, causes, and some types that I hadn't really read about."

    A. Tillbrook—Millburn, NJ

    “Knee Stabilization is the most comprehensive course on knee stability for fitness professionals that I have read. It is a must for those in exercise therapy.”

    C. Tatem—Boulder, CO, exercise rehab therapist specializing in clients with chronic conditions

    “This is an excellent refresher or midlevel course important for anyone working with joint-injured clients.”

    L. Glass-Godwin—Tallassee, AL, biologist and aqua instructor

    “Knee Stabilization is a very well-organized overview of the knee anatomy, biomechanics, and injuries, and it has a great exercise section for direct application.”

    C. Rusdal—Helena, MT, physical therapist