This continuing education course helps you review the anatomy and
biomechanics of the knee, identify common injuries and conditions, and
design exercises to promote knee function and stability in your clients.
Course components can be delivered as printed products or online:
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.
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.
Chapter 1. Knee Anatomy and Biomechanics
Knee Supporting Structures
Chapter 2. Dysfunction, Injury, and Rehabilitation
Chapter 3. Health Screening and Assessment
Health Screening for Physical Activity
Scope of Practice
Chapter 4. Exercises
Chapter 5. Case Studies
History of ACL Reconstruction Surgery
Previous Knee Injury
Appendix: PEP Program
About the Author
A continuing education course for physical therapists, athletic
trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.
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
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.”