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Clinical Assessment - Knee (Part b)

Clinical Assessment - Knee (Part b)

Clinical Assessment - Knee

This course is split into two parts (Part a and b) and forms part of Phase 2 of the Musculoskeletal Remedial and Exercise Therapy course.

Phase 2: Module 4: Knee


Structure of the knee

Anatomy of all ligaments, bursa, muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood supply to the knee

Active, Passive, Active Resisted, and Clinical testing for the knee

Manual therapy techniques for the knee region

Exercise intervention of the knee- muscular endurance, strength, proprioception and functional tasks

All elements integrate the case history, pain science and tissue healing information and activities covered in phase 1


You will complete a worksheet that will introduce you to the anatomy and function of the knee

Part A

Part a) During the morning session you will:

Learn in-depth anatomy for the knee region:

Bones and bony landmarks: Femur, tibia, fibula, patella

Joints: TibioFemoral, Patellofemoral, SuperiorTibioFibular

Ligaments: Anterior/Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL/PCL), Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligaments (MCL/LCL)

Structure and function of the meniscus

Structure and function of the knee joint capsule

Bursa: SupraPatellar, Popliteal, SemiMembranosus, Gastrocnemius, PrePatellar, Superficial and Deep Infrapatellar Bursae, Pes Anserinus Bursa, Iliotibial bursa

Movements of the knee joint


Function of the patella

Screw home mechanism of the knee

Muscles: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, popliteus

Blood Vessels and Nerves: Femoral, sciatic and tibial nerve pathways, Popliteal artery

Part a) During the afternoon session you will:

Learn how to conduct clinical testing for the knee region including:

Active & Passive Range of movement testing

Active Resisted (Strength) testing

Clinical tests (Including the sensitivity and specificity): Clarks test, Obers, drop jump test, Thessaly, Varus, Valgus stress tests, Lachmanns, Lever test, plica test

Please note: This course does allow you to diagnose Musculoskeletal conditions - the intention is to make sure you can provide a thorough assessment so you may refer onwards to a healthcare practitioner

Learn pathology of the knee region including; Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome, ITB Syndrome, Patella Tendinopathy, Pes Anserine and pre-patella Bursitis, Meniscus injuries, Ligament injuries, Bakers Cyst, Septic Arthritis, Reactive Arthritis, OA, Gout, Avascular necrosis, Fractures, plica, Osteosarcoma, Osgood Schlatters

Part B

Part b) During the morning session you will:

Conduct a physical assessment for a case history with a knee injury

Learn soft tissue therapy and joint mobilisation techniques for the knee including: Prone, supine and side lying techniques, Neuromuscular technique (NMT), Soft Tissue Release technique (STR), Joint mobilisation techniques, Soft Tissue Massage (STM)

Part b) During the afternoon session you will:

Learn how to structure and plan an early stage exercise plan for someone recovering from an injury

Learn how to incorporate elements of pain science into your injury management


3 Parts - Part a) Pre-course worksheet (As above); Part b) Knee injury fact sheet; Part c) Video: Delivery of early stage exercises

If you are completing the full diploma course you will be expected to reflect on the content of the Explain Pain and Tissue Healing days throughout your 200 hours of clinical practice and how you have used the skills/communication from those modules with real-life clients

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