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Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists

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Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists

Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists

This course includes
55:38 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in August 2019


About The Course


Briefly describe the topic or project to be discussed, including any strengths/weaknesses in the current knowledge base and any existing barriers to its translation/application in clinical practice.

There is a strong push towards evidence-based practice in physiotherapy. A number of international guidelines (OARSI, EULAR, NICE and ACR) providing evidence-based recommendations on the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis are currently available to clinicians. However, current research indicates that clinical practice does not seem to reflect these recommendations. Evidence-based guidelines have the potential to improve the quality of care provided by clinicians by promoting the use of effective interventions and discouraging unnecessary and ineffective interventions. Consequently, there is a need for better dissemination and awareness of international guideline recommendations for the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis in order to ensure optimum guideline adherence.


In This Online Course, You Will Learn To:

  • Integrate and apply simple strategies in clinical practice to explain knee osteoarthritis, establish realistic treatment plans and manage patient expectations.
  • Integrate and apply evidence-based physiotherapy management strategies for individuals with knee osteoarthritis in clinical practice.
  • Educate individuals with knee osteoarthritis regarding other available treatment strategies (biomechanical, pharmacological and surgical).


Who Is This Course For?

This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, athletic therapists, exercise therapists, kinesiologists among others.


What's Included In This Online Healthcare Course?

  • 53 minutes 59 seconds of video lessons.
  • Bite-sized information: all of the content is broken down into bite-sized chunks, so that you can easily watch a video on your break, over lunch, or for a few minutes at night.
  • Lifetime access. You can return to this course at any time. If any material is updated or added, you will have access to the new content.
  • Certificate of completion. Once you've completed the course, you will receive a certificate for your professional portfolio.
  • Access to this course is through Embodia, and although some of the content may be downloadable (such as a workbook or slides if included), the majority cannot. This is to protect the instructor’s material and to prevent the content from being shared freely on the Internet.
  • Embodia is mobile-friendly and can be accessed by phone, tablet, and computer.
  • There is no start date or completion date. You can complete the course at your own pace.
  • You will be sent a receipt as soon as you purchase this course. This receipt can be used for education grants and for tax purposes.
  • A Special Coupon for 15% off any other online course on Embodia Academy when you’ve completed this course!


Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice

Current research indicates that clinical practice does not seem to reflect recommendations from currently available clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

This informative course will provide clinicians with a better understanding of the complex etiology of knee osteoarthritis and provide evidence-based, clinically relevant recommendations regarding the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Ultimately, this knowledge translation initiative will serve as an update on current best practices in physiotherapy for the management of knee osteoarthritis, with an emphasis on high-value treatment options, to help improve patient outcomes in clinical practice.

The instructors
Anthony Teoli
MScPT, Physiotherapist
Anthony Teoli graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. Anthony currently works as a physiotherapist at CBI Concordia Sport Physio, a private physiotherapy clinic located in Laval, Quebec. He is also the President and Founder of InfoPhysiotherapy (, an online platform dedicated to providing evidence-based continuing education for physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals worldwide. Anthony is currently completing his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University. His current research involves better understanding mechanisms of non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis initiation and progression, clinical outcomes in patients post total knee arthroplasty, gait biomechanics and knowledge translation. Anthony has presented his research and has presented on best practice for knee osteoarthritis management at provincial, national and international conferences.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction
  • Welcome and Course Slides
  • Introduction and Learning Objectives
  • Osteoarthritis Basics
  • Understanding Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Treatment Options
  • Non-Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis
  • Exercise
  • Weight Management
  • Patient Education
  • Adjunct Treatments
  • Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis and Conclusion
  • Surgical Management
  • Take-Home Messages
  • Q&A
  • Feedback for this Course
  • Review Quiz
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