KJD: Knee Junction Dilemma

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KJD: Knee Junction Dilemma
Out of the box solutions for challenging knees

Prerequisites: None

Required Course Preparation
Prior to the classroom portion of this course, all students must complete required course preparation. The preparation for KJD includes two short videos with quizzes. Plan to spend approximately 40 minutes learning this important information. Once enrolled in a course, required course preparation can be found by logging on to your IPA account and selecting "My Upcoming Courses."  If you have any trouble accessing the required course preparation please call our office at 970-870-9521 for assistance.  Please note that approved CEUs may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction.

Self review knee anatomy.

Additionally, please have your fingernails clipped back and filed, as some techniques require fingertip pressure.

It is recommended that each participant reviews the BIbliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course. All Course Bibliographies

Required Equipment:
All participants should bring: Half Foam Roll (12" x 6" which measures 3" tall at the apex since the 6" round is cut in half) to use during the course.  You may order from IPA or a number of other venders.  Orders that are received three weeks prior to a course, and clearly request shipment to a course, may be shipped directly to the course.  All other orders will be shipped to the address given on the order.   Order Half Foam Roll


This course is a lab intensive introduction to the Functional Manual Therapy® system of management for the knee. Through lecture and demonstration, the participant will gain a better understanding of anatomical and biomechanical presentation of efficient knee function, and the interdependence between knee function and healthy motions of the foot/ankle and the hip.

With the recognition that the knee is greatly influenced by the motions of the entire lower extremity, the participants will be guided through functional evaluations and assessments to identify key dysfunctions of the lower extremity to better guide interventions aimed at enhancing knee function. The participants will first be guided through select interventions for the foot and ankle and the hip prior to systematically working through an extensive series of direct treatments to the knee and surrounding structures, all with a focus on restoring a more optimal state of function to the lower extremity.

Participants will be instructed to utilize the Functional Manual Therapy® clinical reasoning system for examination, evaluation, and development of a plan of care for management of the patient with decreased function secondary to mechanical capacity, neuromuscular function and motor control impairments of the knee. Through demonstration and supervised lab sessions, the participant will implement an appropriate plan of care, and utilize Functional Mobilization techniques to treat the identified dysfunctions. This course includes supervised and systematic pre and post functional and structural assessment to determine the effectiveness of the selected intervention.

Instructor Note
The instructors advertised for the course are the intended instructors.  The final number of instructors will be determined by course enrollment.  Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructors.  Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructors.  Please note there may be instructor changes without prior notice.

Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course.  However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment

2 Days, 16 Contact Hours

KJD requires attendees to complete online course preparation before attending the classroom instruction. Approved CEUs for this course may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction. Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for PTs for the state in which the course is held.  OTs and PTAs should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval will be accepted.

Break food will not be provided during the course.  Lunch for both days will be on your own. We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks.

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each participant is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a Certificate of Completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the IPA Directors.

Lab Clothing
Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment. Sports bra or halter-top and shorts are appropriate for women. Shorts or swim trunks for men. Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry. A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room.


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