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Manual Therapy, Exercise & Taping Techniques for the Hands-On Management of Complex Knee Injuries

Ryan August, PT, DPT, MTC, CMP, CSCS
Full Day
Dec 12, 2016
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It’s no secret - people are harder on their knees than they have ever been. From young athletes to weekend warriors to active seniors, knee injuries are a common occurrence. Knee injury patients across the nation are turning to physical therapists, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning professionals to improve their function and help them rehab from surgical procedures. Ryan August, PT, DPT, MTC, CMP, CSCS, focuses on knee injury and management, and will provide you with renewed confidence in applying current research in science and exercise to active patients with knee pathologies.

Ryan will teach you strategies to select the appropriate exercise at the appropriate stage of healing for the patient following an ACL reconstruction. Evidence regarding stress placed on the ACL with specific exercises, healing times and graft selection implication will all be covered in depth. Learn the most recent biomechanical and pathophysiological theories and treatment approaches for sufferers of patella femoral pain and patellar tendinopathies.

Advances in meniscal and cartilage care will be covered, as well as the long-term potential progressions to OA and post-operative care for the Total Knee Replacement patient. Ryan will teach you strategies to help guide return to activity or sport, limit injury and re-injury and measuring and proving successful outcomes. The highlight of the course will be breaks intermixed into the lecture to stop and practice manual techniques, exercises and taping selections for the patients with knee pathologies.



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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.75 continuing competency hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.75 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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Ryan August, PT, DPT, MTC, CMP, CSCS Related seminars and products

Ryan August, PT, DPT, MTC, CMP, CSCS, is currently a Physical Therapist and Therapy Coordinator with the Center of Health and Rehabilitation in Augusta, Maine. His many years of experience include working in an outpatient orthopedic setting with preferred treatment approaches of hands-on care supported by exercise prescription. In his current and prior roles, Ryan has been responsible for managing many challenging knee injuries and conditions. Ryan has treated patients of all skill levels, including: professional, Division 1, high school, weekend warrior athletes and your neighbor who wakes up to go to work each day, so he understands the challenges associated with a wide spectrum of involvement and personalities.

While completing his doctorate work, he achieved certification in manual therapy and as a Certified Mulligan Practitioner. He has also complete Certification in Kinesio Taping from the Kinesio Taping Association. He is a member of the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society, has provided national-level continuing education seminars on a variety of orthopedic-related topics and has educated at the college level as well.

Ryan’s ongoing clinical experience and commitment to quality patient care will be evident through his practical presentation of clinical orthopedics. His goal is to have each participant leave his seminars with immediately-applicable skills. He is pleased to have this opportunity to share his expertise with you.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ryan August receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Ryan August has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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ACL Tear and Reconstruction

  • Non-operative, pre-operative and postoperative care
  • Identify risk factors
  • Graft selection and implication of rehab
  • Exercise selection and graft stresses
  • Post-operative complications
  • Return to play testing and guidelines
  • Knee injury prevention programs
  • Practice exercise and return to play testing

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

  • Current philosophy on causation
  • Classification system
  • Assessment strategies
  • Evidence-based rehab programs including
    • Proprioceptive training, proximal strengthening, orthotics
  • Taping techniques, practice

Patellar Tendinopathy

  • It’s not just an -itis
  • Pathological causation
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Eccentric Loading program

Articular Cartilage and Meniscal Rehabilitation

  • ACI, OATS, Micro fx procedures and postoperative care
  • Biomechanical considerations for optimized outcomes
  • Latest meniscal repair options and rehab considerations

Osteoarthritis and Total Knee Replacement

  • Biomechanical influences
  • Evidence-based non-operative care
  • Post-operative considerations
  • Exercise selection and manual techniques
  • Functional Mobility Assessment

Proximal and distal contributing factors

  • How to Identify
  • How to Address

Hamstring Strains

  • Acute vs. Chronic
  • Lumbo Pelvic Contributions
  • Eccentric Training
  • Prevention
  • Exercise Selection
  • Exercise practice and manual techniques



  1. Choose exercises based on sound scientific evidence for rehabilitation patients with knee injuries
  2. Utilize appropriate outcome tools to validate treatment outcomes to maximize reimbursement
  3. Implement return to sport testing regimens to guide decision-making for return of athletes back to play
  4. Develop rehab guidelines for individuals following total knee replacement
  5. Summarize the implications of graft selection on ACL rehab progression
  6. Apply biomechanical theory and healing time to progression of meniscal and cartilage repair to post-operative rehab
  7. Apply manual techniques to address knee pathologies
  8. Illustrate the science behind an eccentric loading program for patients with tendinopathies


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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

Target Audience

Athletic Trainers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 4



"Great course . Perfect for online learning. "


"great course. very evidenced-based "

Seth H

"I feel that the Speaker presented a very comprehensive and evidenced based presentation about knee rehabilitation without being complicated by too much data or specifics. I feel as though I can take home many ideas and apply them right away to my current patient caseload."

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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