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Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis Non-Surgical Management


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   10
Registration Fee:   $90

CEU Course Objectives
1. Explain what a typical treatment program should consist of.
2. Investigate what components of patient compliance are increased by patient education.
3. Scrutinize the degree that the hip and knee should be flexed to in order to measure internal and external rotation.
4. Identify the most common modifiable risk factor for the development of OA.
5. Provide what should be included in patient education when a physical therapist is training a patient to use an ambulation.
6. Describe the most specific test for hip pathology as only the femoral head is moving in relation to the acetabulum.

Confirmation Notes
How to Take This Course:
1 View Course Worksheet - View the course worksheet or print it out to review later
2 Read the Course Material - As you read through, mark your answers on the course worksheet to be prepared for the exam
3 Take Exam - You must a achieve a score of 70% or higher in order to earn credit for the course.
You don't need to pay for an exam until AFTER you pass it.
The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.
Click on the "purchase" button to see if approved in your state. Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the state in which you're licensed. See Below.
Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy: 3.10 Hours
All Other Organizations: 10.00 Hours

CEU Course Syllabus
Diagnosis & Evaluation 2.0 CEUs
Non Surgical Treatment Principles 1.7 CEUs
Physical Therapy Approaches 1.8 CEUs
Pharmacologic Therapies 3.5 CEUs
Complementary & Alternative Medicine 1.0 CEUs
Total = 10 Contact Hours
Instructional level: Intermediate

Arthritis, of which osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type, is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 13.9% of adults age 25 years and older and 33.6% of adults age 65 years and older are affected by osteoarthritis. This CEU course provides physical therapists with a recommended framework that includes a structured evaluation and diagnosis of patients who may be suffering from hip and knee OA. Additionally, non-pharmacological and non-surgical treatment options are examined.
You don't need to pay for an exam until AFTER you pass it.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 11-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM