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Knee Stabilization Online CE Course

Knee Stabilization Online CE Course


Available As

    Online Course

    Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
    • Workbook
    • Continuing education exam
    Knee Stabilization CE Course helps you review the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee, identify common injuries and conditions, and design appropriate exercises to promote knee function and stability in your clients. Erin Hughes, MSPT, includes the most recent research on the prevalence of ACL injuries in females and the PEP program for ACL injury prevention.

    Course Objectives
    • Identify the muscles, ligaments, menisci, and other supporting structures around the knee joint.
    • Understand the kinematics of the knee joint and describe the locking mechanism of the knee.
    • Identify the common injuries and conditions associated with the knee joint.
    • Implement client health screening and assessment of the knee joint, and develop an appropriate exercise program based on the client’s current condition.
    • Recognize the current theories regarding the greater prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in females.
    • Describe the PEP program for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention.
    • Teach appropriate exercises for the knee, including proper positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications.
    Skills Active / REPs pre requisites can be found here:


    A continuing education course for physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Knee Anatomy and Biomechanics
    Knee Joint                                          
    Knee Kinematics                                
    Knee Biomechanics                            
    Knee Muscles                                                
    Knee Supporting Structures              
    Study Questions         
    Chapter 2. Dysfunction, Injury, and Rehabilitation  
    Study Questions        
    Chapter 3. Health Screening and Assessment
    Health Screening for Physical Activity         
    Monitoring Exercise               
    Scope of Practice                   
    Risk Management                              
    Client Assessment                             
    Study Questions  
    Chapter 4. Exercises    
    Training Principles                             
    Strengthening Exercises                      
    Flexibility Exercises                           
    Study Questions  
    Chapter 5. Case Studies    
    History of ACL Reconstruction Surgery      
    Previous Knee Injury
    Appendix: PEP Program                                
    Answer Keys                                                 
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Erin Erb Hughes, MSPT, C-PT, graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 1996 with a bachelor of science degree in health studies. In 1998 she completed her master of science degree in physical therapy from the same university. Since that time she has been a practicing physical therapist in Virginia, Maryland, Kansas, and Texas. Erin has worked with a variety of patient populations in numerous settings, including home health care, hospital acute care, and outpatient orthopedics.

    Erin has been certified as a personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2000. In 2002 Erin joined the Desert Southwest Fitness team of course reviewers and is the author of the correspondence courses Foam Roller Fitness, Exercise for Knee and Hip Replacement, Shoulder Girdle Stabilization, and the study guide for Low Back Injury Prevention and Rehab, published by Desert Southwest Fitness. She has also authored a number of articles for Advance for Physical Therapists and PTAs.


    "My assessment will be much more advanced after this course! I will have better knowledge on what is going on."

    C. Aquino—Las Vegas, NV

    "This is a phenomenal course, and Erin Hughes is to be commended for putting it together. It is most definitely not for the faint of heart because it requires quite a bit of work."

    W. Hennessey—Miami, FL

    "This is a great toolbox for knee stabilization exercises and an excellent refresher on knee anatomy and injuries, plus much more in-depth knowledge on prevention, treatment, causes, and some types that I hadn't really read about."

    A. Tillbrook—Millburn, NJ

    “Knee Stabilization is the most comprehensive course on knee stability for fitness professionals that I have read. It is a must for those in exercise therapy.”

    C. Tatem—Boulder, CO, exercise rehab therapist specializing in clients with chronic conditions

    “This is an excellent refresher or midlevel course important for anyone working with joint-injured clients.”

    L. Glass-Godwin—Tallassee, AL, biologist and aqua instructor

    “Knee Stabilization is a very well-organized overview of the knee anatomy, biomechanics, and injuries, and it has a great exercise section for direct application.”

    C. Rusdal—Helena, MT, physical therapist