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The Management of Knee Osteoarthritis - PT01

The Management of Knee Osteoarthritis

by David Vernier, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS and Jeffrey Larson, PT, ATC and Philip Tarrant and Mark Murphy and Jeff G. Konin, Jeff G. Konin, PhD, PT, ATC, FACSM, FNATA
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This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


All clinical, practicing physical therapists encounter patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or a potential for developing the disease. Osteoarthritis is the leading cause for disability in the general population of the United States. Arthritis of the knee alone afflicts more than 4 million people, and research shows that 14% of individuals aged between 40 and 79 described knee pain with disability on most days of the previous month. Because of the increase in life expectancy within most societies of the western world, the high prevalence of OA is expected to increase further in upcoming years. For example, the number of first-time total knee replacements is expected to skyrocket 673% to 3.48 billion by 2030. Physical therapy is among the treatment options for people who suffer from osteoarthritis and intends to prevent physical impairment and restore functional ability through the use of exercise, physical modalities and patient education.


The goal of this osteoarthritis (OA) continuing education program is to provide physical therapists with an overview of OA of the knee and evidence-based interventions that can diminish pain, enhance function, and, in some cases, prevent the need for total knee arthroplasty. When you complete this module, you will be able to:
  • Understand and discuss the epidemiology of OA of the knee
  • Discuss nonsurgical and surgical options for those with OA of the knee related to current evidence surrounding those options, including physical therapy treatment approaches
  • Discuss the relationship and benefits of weight management related to OA of the knee and how physical therapy intervention can assist in weight reduction

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX. for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 18S8297 for 11/08/18 to 11/08/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-518235 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19) Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-304 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
This course has been approved by the MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 2/13/2015 to 02/13/2019.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 11/29/17 to 7/31/19.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.

Course Originally Released on: 1/21/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/23/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 3/31/2020


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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amber v - Yonkers, NY  ·  Jan 16, 2020
This article was very boring, however it was well organized and easily read.
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Nick A - Waco, TX  ·  Jan 11, 2020
Very informative, could use more information regarding REHAB that is less well known.
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HELLER H - Pennsburg, PA  ·  Jan 08, 2020
Expanded my knowledge in this area
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ZAAFIRAH F - Cincinnati , OH  ·  Jan 03, 2020
Good comprehensive of OA. I'm curious to study research that studies prevention factor of OA like diet and exercise. Prevention is key!
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AMY S - Bennington, NE  ·  Dec 30, 2019
Specific statistics are difficult to recall - for the test.
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