Recent Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee

Featuring Kevin E. Wilk PT, DPT, FAPTA

Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, 2019

Garden City, NY

About the Course..

This evidence based course is designed to present to the clinician the most recent and state of the art information in the treatment of patient injuries/dysfunctions of the knee joint. I have taken the comments & suggestions from course participants over the past 5 years and updated the information and have put together this outstanding course. This course will discuss the most current evidence based treatment approaches to various knee pathologies & surgeries. Through lecture presentations, videos of rehabilitation techniques and surgeries, demonstrations, hands-on laboratory sessions, open discussions and problem solving of patient case studies; the attendee will have an opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques and strategies. Course participants will have the opportunity to learn from lecture and through open discussion of case studies.

Case studies of patients will be presented by the course instructor but also by course participants – evidence based problem solving discussion will follow.

 

Who attended? Physical Therapist, Physical Therapists Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers

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About the Instructor

Kevin E. Wilk  PT, DPT, FAPTA

Dr. Kevin Wilk has lead a distinguished career as a clinical physical therapist for the past 31 years, as a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopaedic lesions. He has been significant contributions to laboratory research, biomechanical research and clinical outcome studies.

Kevin Wilk has been a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 30 years. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Physiotherapy Facility) in Birmingham, AL. In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Kevin is also the Rehabilitation Consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Baseball Team, and has worked with the Rays for 16 years.  Kevin has worked with professional baseball for 26 years, and with the Rays since the organization started. Dr Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL., and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.

Dr. Wilk has published over 165 journal articles, over 105 book chapters and has lectured at over 750 professional and scientific meetings. Kevin is on the review boards of 9 journals. Dr Wilk has received numerous professional awards. In 2012, was inducted into the Sports Section Blackburn Hall of Fame. Later that same year he was awarded the APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellowship – the highest honor given to an APTA member. Kevin stated he was humbled & tremendously honored to receive these two prestigious recognitions.  In 2004, Kevin received the prestigious Ron Peyton Award for career achievement from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.  He has received the James Andrews Award for achievement in the area of Baseball science. Kevin was an Honored Professor at several Universities and has given Grand Rounds at numerous medical facilities and has lectured internationally. He has edited 8 textbooks, The Athletes’ Shoulder (2nd Edition), Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete (3rd Ed.), Injuries in Baseball, Sports Medicine of Baseball, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.) Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.), and The Orthopaedic Toolbox (2nd Ed.). The Use of Aquatic in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Rehabilitation & Physical Conditioning.

Kevin has served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 6/2007 till 6/2010, and has served as Vice-President, Education Program Chairman and Editor of the Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA for 7 years previously and has served on numerous committees for the APTA.

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