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4 Critical Keys To Cure Anterior Knee Pain (GEPD)
Western Technical College - Diana Campus
9451 Diana Drive
Thursday, June 20, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

This 4 step process used for the treatment on anterior knee pain organizes an approach to address the problem through the spectrum of injury. This allows clinicians to better identify what treatment is needed at a particular step in the process to best guide anterior knee pain patients toward their optimal knee health. Long-term maintenance of knee health is by definition cured knee pain, which reduces the risk of chronic knee pain later in life. 1CCU

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Learn and perform manual therapy techniques to help reduce pain and optimize motion;
2. Understand the importance of proper muscle activation as a milestone in treatment;
3. Overview strengthening exercises focused on correcting muscle imbalances;
4. Discuss practical applications of the 4 keys and ways it might be adapted in everyday practice across different clinical settings.

David Middaugh, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT received his DPT in 2011 from Texas State University - San Marcos. He completed his orthopedic residency and fellowship in manual therapy in 2015. He founded El Paso Manual Physical Therapy in 2014, a private-pay outpatient manual therapy clinic focused on helping people avoid unnecessary surgery, injections and pain medications. He taught orthopedics at the University of Texas at El Paso in 2016-2017. He has trained numerous physical therapy students and fellows in the manual therapy specialty.

7:00pm Introduction, assumptions, relevant research, muscle testing
7:10pm Manual techniques for pain reduction lab with table partners
7:25pm Overview of muscle imbalance and proper activation
7:35pm Perform strength exercises and variations for practical application
7:45pm Discuss diagnoses; questions
8:00pm End


Cancellation Policy
District members at-large will be emailed if course must be cancelled within 24 hours of district receiving information the course must be cancelled. No refunds provided as there is no cost to the course.

CCUs are only issued to PTs and PTAs. In order to receive credit, you must be present for the full course and sign-in AND out at the time of the course. After the course complete the course evaluation by 7/5/2024. Link to the evaluation in is your confirmation email. You must follow all instructions, including completing registration. Credits will be issued after verifying attendance and completion of evaluation no later than July 10, 2024. Please allow until then for processing. 

Registration closes on 6/19. Register here.


Contact: Annette Thomas at [email protected]