Course

Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Treatment (English Version)

If you would like to have the French version, write to us at info@bia-education.com

Our understanding of the etiology and management of knee osteoarthritis (OA) is quickly evolving. This 7,5-hour online course on knee osteoarthritis assessment and treatment will debunk common knee osteoarthritis myths, provide clinicians with a detailed overview of the complex etiology of knee osteoarthritis, and provide recommendations for the assessment and treatment of knee osteoarthritis according to best practice guidelines.

The Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment & Management online course includes:

  • 7.5 hours of educational content: 6.25 hours of video lectures and 1.25 hours of other educational material (quizzes, readings, etc.)
  • A document with sample exercises for patients with knee osteoarthritis
  • More than 400 presentation slides with tons of evidence-based recommendations to help optimize your clinical assessment, treatment and plan of care
  • A comprehensive list of references (200+ peer-reviewed articles)

Objectives:

More specifically, by the end of this online course, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the complex, multifactorial nature of knee osteoarthritis and its clinical presentation. 
  • Identify important risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and understand how these risk factors may contribute to the initiation/progression of knee osteoarthritis using different models.
  • Understand the different neurophysiological mechanisms involved in the experience of osteoarthritis pain, as well as factors that contribute to the maintenance and exacerbation of osteoarthritis pain. 
  • Understand the most common differential diagnoses of knee osteoarthritis. 
  • Screen for and identify red/yellow flags in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
  • Understand the importance of psychosocial factors, and their relation to prognosis and outcomes in patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  • Integrate evidence-based clinical diagnostic criteria, assessment tools (ex: functional tests) and outcome measures to inform their clinical impression and treatment strategies. 
  • Understand best-practice recommendations and key principles for the treatment of patients with knee osteoarthritis (i.e. patient education, exercise, weight management, manual therapy, etc.). 
  • Understand best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for patients with knee osteoarthritis. 
  • Understand best-practice recommendations and key principles for pre-habilitation and post-operative rehabilitation following knee arthroplasty.

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