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Short course

Physiotherapy Study Day: Knee Joint Masterclass

Improve in confidence and knowledge of applying effective management strategies to knee pathologies

This study day will focus upon the assessment, diagnosis and management of the knee joint and surrounding structures. Theoretical knowledge will be combined with practical sessions to explore how clinicians should approach and manage patients presenting with knee symptoms in the most effective and efficient manner. Case studies will be used throughout the day to illustrate key points and develop participants’ skills and confidence in knee assessment, diagnosis and management.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – One-day study day
  • Facilitators - Jon Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

By attending this course you will

Gain an awareness of current guidelines relevant to managing knee disorders, and will be able to discuss and problem-solve concerns around managing patients with knee disorders in an interactive learning environment.

  • Knee joint assessment skills
  • Diagnosis, differential diagnosis and clinical reasoning
  • Evidence-based management strategies
  • The role of adjunctive modalities: MSK injections & imaging
  • The impact of current practice guidelines.

This course is designed for newly qualified or mid-career Band 5 or 6 physiotherapists working in an MSK setting or aspiring to work in an MSK specialty, or established clinicians looking for a clinical update in this area. 

What difference will it make to my attendees?

Attendees will improve in confidence and knowledge of knee pathology and presentations in clinical practice to enable effective management strategies to be employed.

Course leader biographies

Jon Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at York St John University

Jon graduated in 1989 and completed an MSc in Management of Lower Limb Tendinopathy in 2006. He is currently completing his PhD exploring ESP decision-making in MSK Practice. 

Jon has 26 years of clinical experience in MSK practice, including 14 years as a Spinal and Lower Limb ESP (Extended Scope Practitioner) and 6 years as a Consultant Physiotherapist. He has published work in the fields of advanced practice, injection therapy and WAD guidelines and has presented and lectured at a national and international level on physiotherapy aspects of MSK care.

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