The goal of this osteoarthritis (OA) continuing education program is to provide physical therapists with an overview of OA of the knee and evidence-based interventions that can diminish pain, enhance function, and, in some cases, prevent the need for total knee arthroplasty. When you complete this module, you will be able to:
- Understand and discuss the epidemiology of OA of the knee
- Discuss nonsurgical and surgical options for those with OA of the knee related to current evidence surrounding those options, including physical therapy treatment approaches
- Discuss the relationship and benefits of weight management related to OA of the knee and how physical therapy intervention can assist in weight reduction
ContinuingEducation.com is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of Continuing Education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from October 21, 2009 to October 20, 2015.
This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, ContinuingEducation.com is recognized by The Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
ContinuingEducation.com was approved as a provider of continuing education by The North Carolina Physical Therapy Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from March 8, 2009 through March 8, 2010.
ContinuingEducation.com is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000275) with The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through September 30, 2016.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the:
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 07S1182, expiration date 10/12/08; approval no. 08S1261, expiration date 10/28/09; approval no. 09S1581 for 10/29/09 to 10/28/10; 11S0707 for 10/30/10 to 10/30/11; 11S1832 for 10/31/11 to 10/31/12; 12S1695 for 11/01/12 to 11/01/13; 13S1859 for 11/02/13 to 11/02/14; 14S1710 for 11/03/14 to 11/03/15).
The Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CW80011568, expiration date 12/31/08; CM90013193 for 01/01/09 to 12/31/09; CM100015262 for 03/11/10 to 12/31/10; CM110017105 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CM120417119 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019607 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13, CE140022324 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150024024 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15.) Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 42525A, expiration date 12/10/08; approval no. 44747A, expiration date 12/10/09).
The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 3748 for 05/09/11 to 05/08/12; 4382 for 05/09/12 to 05/08/13; 5122 for 05/09/13 to 05/08/14; 5686 for 05/09/14 to 05/08/15; 6150 for 05/09/15 to 05/08/16).
The Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002196 for 05/28/11 to 12/31/12; PTCE004143 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE006372 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16).
The New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 538-2007, expiration date 1/31/10; approval no. 291-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 120-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 362-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16).
This course has been approved by:
The Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 04/12/11 to 04/12/15; 2/13/2015 to 02/13/2019.
The Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/26/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 359-2673, expiration date 12/1/09; approval no. 437.3196 for 2/1/2010 to 2/1/2011; 437-3797 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 437-4126 for 04/01/12 to 04/01/13, 437-4793 for 04/01/13 to 04/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.