Course Information

  • Course Description

    We've all heard about the horrors of knee valgus with squatting, but what does the evidence actually say on the topic? Is it as clear cut as it's made out to be? Through this presentation we will analyze what valgus is, how it relates to squats, the risk associated with it, potential reasons it happens, and possible interventions for specific situations.

  • About Sam

    Sam Spinelli is a physical therapist and strength and conditioning coach who operates The Strength Therapist. Outside of work, Sam enjoys hanging out with his wife, playing with dogs, and drinking coffee.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Intro Survey

    • Welcome! Before we start, tell us what you're looking for
    • Course Slide Deck - Download if you wish!
  • 2

    Introduction, Operational Definitions, Anatomy, and Biomechanics

    • Introduction, Operational Definitions, Anatomy, and Biomechanics
  • 3

    Valgus as an Injury Mechanism, Hazard vs Risk, Injury Base Rates

    • Valgus as an Injury Mechanism, Hazard vs Risk, Injury Base Rates
  • 4

    Injury Context, Acceleration and Deceleration, Valgus in Loading, and Patellofemoral Pain

    • Injury Context, Acceleration and Deceleration, Valgus in Loading, and Patellofemoral Pain
  • 5

    Article: The Pathophysiology of Patellofemoral Pain - A Tissue Homeostasis Perspective

    • The Pathophysiology of Patellofemoral Pain - A Tissue Homeostasis Perspective
  • 6

    Experimentally Reduced Hip-Abductor Muscle Strength and Frontal-Plane Biomechanics During Walking

    • Experimentally Reduced Hip-Abductor Muscle Strength and Frontal-Plane Biomechanics During Walking
  • 7

    Changing Knee Valgus, Closing Comments and Q&A Period

    • Changing Knee Valgus, Closing Comments and Q&A Period
  • 8

    References

    • Reference List
  • 9

    Post-Course Test

    • Post-Course Test
  • 10

    Feedback Survey

    • Participant Feedback Survey

Affordable, High Quality Continuing Education Approved for CEU's

This activity has been approved for 2.0 CEU's for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants by the FSBPT through April 19, 2020. This activity has also been approved for 3.0 Category A CEU's for Athletic Trainers by the BOC (Approved Provider #P10117). The National Strength and Conditioning Association has approved this course for 0.3 Category D CEU's through December 31, 2020 for certified coaches and trainers.

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