Recent Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee

Featuring Kevin Wilk PT, DPT, FAPTA
Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20, 2019
Garden City, NY

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 should attend? Physical Therapist, Physical Therapists Assistants, Athletic Trainers

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will learn how to:

  • Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint

  • Develop an understanding of patellofemoral joint pain & dysfunction & develop a treatment program from a evidence based approach

  • Demonstrate and organize a functional assessment for specific knee disorders

  • Interpret the information obtained from the clinical examination & functional assessment and develop a treatment plan

  • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on evidence based medicine for the following knee pathologies:

    • ACL surgery

    • ACL reconstruction

    • ACL Bridge procedure, ALL procedures of the knee

    • Patellofemoral pain & post-operative rehabilitation

    • Tendinopathies

    • Post-operative articular cartilage procedures

    • Knee stiffness & loss of motion

    • Return to Play Criteria – evidence based

    • Specific techniques to improve healing & promote muscle hypertrophy

  • Analyze specific exercise techniques, such as weight bearing & non weight bearing exercises and understand joint kinematics and muscular activity & then be able to develop the treatment plan for the appropriate exercises for the specific patient

  • Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills through the development of treatment plans of specific case studies presented

 

CEU INFORMATION

New York Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: Professional Seminars is recognized as an approved provider of Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy. Full attendance at this Seminar qualifies for 15.9 contact hours in NY 13.25 Contact hours in NJ. [Pending Approval]

 

Athletic Trainers: Professional Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for the BOC-certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 13.25 units of Category A continuing education.

 

SCHEDULE

DAY 1 — Saturday

7:30 am - 8:00 am           REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN
8:00 am – 8:30 am          What's New in Surgery & Rehabilitation of the Knee Patient in 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am           Mechanisms of Knee Injuries (video presentation)
9:00 am – 10:15 am        Why Females Tear Their ACL More Frequently
10:15 am – 10:30 am      BREAK 
10:30 am – 11:15 am      Do ACL Prevention Programs Work
11:15 am – 12:15 pm      ACL surgery  (graft choice, concomitant surgeries, repair, reconstruction, Bridge procedure)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm         LUNCH 
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm           ACL Surgery videos (Patellar Graft, Hamstring Graft, Quad Tendon & Double Bundle)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm           ACL Rehabilitation: What's New & What's True
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm           BREAK 
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm         Top 10 Concepts in ACL Rehab

  •            Immediate Post-Op Rehab (Proprioception & Strengthening)

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm           Return to Play Criteria Testing

  • Psychological Testing

  • Strength tests

  • Functional testing

  • Pulling it all together

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Rehab of the Multiple Ligament Knee Patient 

 

DAY 2 — Sunday

 

7:30 am - 8:00 am            CHECK-IN
8:00 am – 8:45 am           Patellofemoral Rehab
8:45 am – 9:45 am           Clinical Examination (Lab)  What tests are best
9:45 am – 10:00 am         BREAK 
10:00 am – 10:45 am      Surgery Videos of Articular Cartilage Procedures
10:45 am – 11:30 am      Rehab Following Articular Cartilage Procedures (microfracture, OATS, ACI, MACI, DNOVO, others)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm       LUNCH 
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm         Advanced Training & Conditioning Concepts for the Athletic Knee Patient
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm           Blood Flow Restriction: Theory, Application, Evidence & My Experience
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm           Key Rehab Concepts for the Osteoarthritic knee patient (non-Op Rx)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm           Rehabilitation Following Total Knee Replacement Surgery

 

Disclaimer

 

Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. If payment is not received ten (10) days prior to the seminar, the course certificate may not be present at the seminar. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.

 

INSTRUCTOR BIO

Kevin 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.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Cancellations received at least five (5) business days before the event are refundable, less a $50.00 administrative charge per registrant. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. Please note: If you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, may be tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for complete details. For courses cancelled by Professional Seminars Ltd. participants have the option to attend a rescheduled date or receive a full refund of the registration cost. 

CONTACT INFO

Email: info@professionalseminars.com Phone: (631) 359-2450  Fax: (631) 359-2450

COURSE LOCATION

Professional Athletic Performance Center

645 Stewart Ave (Behind McDonald's)

Garden City, NY 11530

 

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REGISTRATION INFO

$479 Standard Single Registration

$419 Early Bird Registration (Deadline: October 10, 2019)

$199 Student Single Registration

$149 Student Early Bird Registration (Deadline: October 10, 2019)

Registration Includes: Course handouts and Continental Breakfast.

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