Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions
Presented by Erik Meira
14 Contact Hours, MT category A
Full Course information can be found by scrolling down below.
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Provisions include coffee/tea in the morning and lunch at the business meeting. Snacks are not served at breaks.
Accommodations and Meeting Sites:
Room Block and Meeting Site will be at Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel. More TBA
Committees and Board Meeting
January 28, 2022:
- 5:00 - 6:00pm Legislative Committee Meeting, Site TBA
- 5:15 - 5:45pm Financial Committee Meeting, Site TBA
- 6:00 - 8:00pm Board Meeting, Site TBA
Other tentative meetings which may or may not be held at this particular meeting, option of video stream meeting is available.
- Nominating Committee
- Programming Committee
Business meeting and elections will be held at noon on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 at the CE site. Lunch is included for those registered for the course. Please RSVP if you are not registered (you may register online for this without paying).
Please send agenda items to the office or President Christian Appel by Jan. 8, 2022. Final agenda will be posted in the members only section at www.aptamt.com by Jan. 19, 2022.
APTA MT reserves the right to refuse/cancel an event registration. If APTA MTrefuses a registration, registrants will be offered a full refund.
Registration Cancellation by Participant:
Cancellations will be accepted in writing via email or mail. A $25.00 administration fee will be withheld when cancellation occurs up to ten days prior to the start of the event; 50% refund if cancelled 2-10 days prior; 25% refund if cancelled 0-1 day prior.
10% Discount for 3 or more APTA Member PTs/PTAs from one clinic. Fees for all persons must be made with one payment. No exceptions. Credit will not be provided at a later date. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.
Students may take this course at a rate discounted by 50% of the member and non-member rate, if there is space available prior to the start of the course. This course is a laboratory class with limited space, and therefore we must limit the spaces available at the student rate. If you are a student and would like to attend if we do have extra room for this course, please register for the student waitlist. APTA MT will notify you one week prior to start of the course to offer you a space in the course, if available.
Lifetime members may take any non-limited seating, APTA MT sponsored CE at 50% discount. Combining discounts (ie Lifetime AND Group) is not applicable. If you need to take advantage of this, call us for a group code to pay online, or mail in your check with participant names.
7:15 - 8:00am Professional Issues Forum (APTA MT)
8:00am - 12noon Concurrent courses with break, see details below
12noon - 2:00pm APTA MT Business meeting and luncheon
2:00pm - 6:00pm Concurrent courses with break, see details below
8:000am - 12noon Hip and knee course with break, see details below
12noon - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm - 3:45pm Hip and knee course with break, see details below
About the course:
The hip and knee are a complex pairing comprising the structural and functional core of many human movements, from ADL to sport. Rehab professionals such as physical therapists and athletic trainers are in a unique position to evaluate, treat, and oversee the recovery of patients with hip and knee injuries. They also often find themselves in the position to assist with developing injury reduction programs for active populations. Having a deeper understanding of what is known and not known can help professionals develop the most effective programs to address these issues.
This two-day course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of the hip and the knee. Topics including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral and chondral injuries, gluteal/psoas/patellar tendinopathies, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), femoroplasty, and labral and meniscal repairs.
This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Use a funnel analogy to simplify the complexities of evidence-based practice
- Describe the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in non-arthritic intra-articular hip pathologies
- Perform a simple screen for hip patients that would benefit from early surgical consult and for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury
- Explain how to manipulate biomechanics to alter symptom presentation in lower extremity dysfunction
- Summarize the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries
- Prioritize primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function
- Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
- Give a basic description of dynamical systems and how that applies to rehabilitation
7:00am - 8:00am APTA MT Pre Course Professional Forum
8:00 - 12:00pm with 15 minute break:
- Applying science to practice
- Understanding human movement as a dynamical system
- Overview of knee pathologies and biomechanics
12:00 - 2:00pm APTA Montana Business Luncheon
2:00 - 6:00pm with 15 minute break:
- Mechanisms of ACL injuries/Injury reduction strategies
- Operative management of knee pathologies
- Postoperative rehab of knee pathologies/Return to play decision making
8:00am - 12:00pm with 15 minute break:
- Exercise progressions for knee rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab if able)
- Knee cases
- Overview of hip pathologies
- Examination of the hip
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 3:45pm:
- Examination of the hip (continued)
- Operative and postoperative management of hip pathologies
- Exercise progressions for hip rehabilitation (Lecture/Lab)
- Final Comments/Conclusion
About the Speaker
Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT
Erik P. Meira, PT, DPT is currently the clinic director of Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, OR, a clinic that specializes in sports rehabilitation, and is a clinical advisor to the University of Portland NCAA Division I program. He is an ABPTS Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. Educated at the University of Florida he began his career at The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC before relocating to Portland, Oregon.
He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured privately and at conferences sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models and is a regular reviewer for several medical journals. He is the founder and the original chair of the Hip Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) and former chair of the Educational Programming Team. Currently he serves on their Executive Committee as the Representative at Large. He is also the co-host of PT Inquest, a podcast dedicated to understanding physical therapy science, and the author of The Science PT blog.