Event Calendar
Prev MonthPrev Month Next MonthNext Month
Quadriceps Torque Development: The Key to a Happy Knee (SED)
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

View additional information
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

Quadriceps function is integral to many activities of daily living, sports-related activities, and can significantly impact overall quality of life. Additionally, quadriceps inhibition and weakness is known to persist after patients pass functional return to sport testing. This begs the question: Does underlying quadriceps weakness significantly impact re-injury rates? What rehab strategies might we utilize to improve quadriceps function? What key concepts guide the rehabilitation process? 1CCU

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize biomechanics and vectors during functional activity
2. Discuss the “Envelope of Function” in relation to lower extremity rehabilitation
3. Utilize practical objective measures for quantification in rehab
4. Explore loading logistics and building capacity in patient care

Brian Duncan PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT is board-certified in both orthopeadic & sports physical therapy and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. His current practice focuses on recreational and college athletes. He is the Director of Residency Programs and Human Performance at Memorial Hermann Health System and adjunct faculty at Texas Woman’s University. He is active in the APTA, serving in the House of Delegates and on the residency program credentialing committee of ABPTRFE. He has served on the local level in several different capacities and is part of the TPTA Governmental Affairs Committee for which he has testified before the Texas House Public Health Committee. He has received several professional honors including the Southeastern District of the TPTA Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Dorn Long Outstanding Clinical Instructor Award, APTA Emerging Leader Award, and the APTA Signe Brunnström Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching. His passion is mentorship and clinical excellence through residency and fellowship education. ​

Taylor Cole, PT, DPT, OCS is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist. She completed the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program with Memorial Hermann in 2018 and then joined the Memorial Hermann Orthopedic Physical Therapy staff. Prior to the residency she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University - Houston in 2017 and had received her Bachelor's in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2014. Taylor has a passion for research and has presented nationally with posters at CSM in 2017 and 2019 as well as a platform presentation for AAOMPT in 2018. ​

5:30 pm - Networking and Dinner (pizza)
6:00 pm - Business Meeting
6:30 pm - CCU Presentation 

You must login to your TPTA Member Account to receive member pricing. Do not create a new login. If you are unable to login to your member account, email [email protected] for assistance. 

PT/PTA/Student Members: $0
PTA/PTA/Student Non-Members:  $10

Additional Locations

Cancellation Policy 
No refunds unless otherwise approved by SED Board

Register here.

Contact: Amy Gremillion, PT, DPT at [email protected]