This course is aimed at all Health and Fitness professionals. It will ensure you understand how the anatomy of the knee affects the whole body. It explores in depth how the joints, bones and muscles interact to affect function. Starting with the deep structures and moving out to the muscles, this course goes on to look at the bomechanics of the lower body and how the muscles around the knee affect this. You will leave this course feeling confident in assessing and treating the knee. In understanding how the muscles of the knee affect the biomechanics of the foot and pelvis and in training and rehabilitating these structures.
Whether a personal trainer, needing to understand how to train this area effectively, or a therapist needing to use clinical reasoning to treat knee problems, this fully accredited one day course will help you understand the functional anatomy and physiology of the knee.
Overview of the knee.
Patello-Femoral joint structure , anatomy, function and injury implications.
Muscles affecting the Patello-Femoral joint, anatomy , function and injury implications.
Femoral -Tibial Joint structure and function.
Injury of cartilage, ligaments and capsular structures.
Muscles affecting Femoral-Tibial joint, anatomy, function and injury implications.
Superior Tibiofibular joint: Appreciation of Clinical significance and injury implications.
Muscles attaching to the tibiofibular joint.
Nerves affecting the knee.
Nerve involvement / injury replicating mechanical symptoms.
Foot, hip, pelvis: Appreciation of relationship and influence on the biomechanical forces produced at and affecting the knee.
Palpating bony landmarks.
Assessments of Patello-Femoral joint.
Muscle tests and rehabilitation of Patello-Femoral joint / muscles.
Assessment of Cartilage, ligaments, capsular structures
Muscle tests and rehabilitation of Femoral-Tibial joint and muscles.
Locating and palpation of Tibiofibular joint.
Nerve Testing, lower limb tension tests in relation to knee pain, Neurodynamics
Case studies. Assess, treat and rehabilitate:
Photo case studies