Functional Knee Bracing for Sports - PT08

Functional Knee Bracing for Sports

by Morey J. Kolber, PT, PhD,OCS, CSCS,*D
(4.2 / 1491 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Competitive athletes and weekend warriors are no strangers to knee injuries. These injuries are not foreign to researchers either. In fact, the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee has been described in the medical literature as far back as 1917. Since that time, the medical community has devoted a significant amount of time and attention to ACL injuries. This includes prevention as well as surgical repair, which may result in the use of a functional brace. 


The goal of this knee bracing for sports continuing education program is to provide physical therapy practitioners with the current knowledge of functional knee bracing in sports participation. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Summarize the history and current research as it relates to the efficacy of functional knee bracing in sports
  • Recognize which athletes may likely be successful candidates for wearing functional knee bracing
  • Compare the different functional knee braces available on the commercial market and choose an appropriate brace for a competitive or recreational athlete

Approval Information
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0652 for 3/12/19 to 3/12/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-518191 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-188 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 2/13/15 to 02/13/19.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 07/31/17 to 07/31/19.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.
Please note: The Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board has designated this educational activity to receive 1.0 contact hour in Category A and 0 contact hours in Category B toward recertification.

Course Originally Released on: 3/2/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/31/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Margaret P - Mahwah, NJ  ·  Oct 11, 2019
Course content was relevant to the topic and presented in a fair manner.
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marianne s - Auburn, NY  ·  Sep 13, 2019
It was a helpful treatment of the subject and got me recalling cases where bracing may have helped some of my OA pts who were trying to put off arthroplasty surg
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ARVIN N - Covona, CA  ·  Sep 08, 2019
Good update regarding efficacy and results from wearing a functional knee brace.
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Rebecca D - Peoria, IL  ·  Aug 15, 2019
It was an interesting course.
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IK JOON C - Mt. Kisco, NY  ·  Aug 12, 2019
Very good course about knee braces
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