Functional Knee Bracing for Sports - PT08

Functional Knee Bracing for Sports

by Morey J. Kolber, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, CSCS*D
(4.2 / 1360 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
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by The NY State Education Department of CE for PTs and PTAs from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/10 to 01/31/13; 1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16; and 1902004TX for 02/01/16 to 01/31/19 and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX. The assignment of TX PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
As of 4/5/10, OnCourse Learning is recognized by The PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning was approved as a provider of CE by The NC PT Association (provider no. 09-0215-001PR) from 03/08/09 through 03/08/10.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with The IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/18. 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 09S0312, exp. date 3/2/10; approval no. 10S0432 for 03/03/10 to 03/03/11; 11S0706 for 03/04/11 to 03/04/12; 12S0224 for 03/05/12 to 03/05/13; 13S0247 for 03/06/13 to 03/06/14; 14S0335 for 03/07/14 to 03/07/15; 15S0591 for 03/08/15 to 03/08/16; 16S1335 for 03/09/16 to 03/09/17; 17S0865 for 3/10/17 to 3/10/18; 18S0768 for 3/11/18 to 3/11/19).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE90313699, exp. date 12/31/09; approval no. CP100015317, exp. date 12/31/10; approval no. CP110015324, exp. date 12/31/11; CE120017200 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12; CE130019616 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13; CE140021514 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023801 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27106 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-518191 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-518191 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply The FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The TX Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 45120A for 3/2/09 through 3/2/10).
The TN PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 3731 for 4/15/11 to 4/14/12; 4242 for 04/15/12 to 04/14/13, 4983 for 04/15/13 to 04/14/14, 5472 for 04/15/14 to 04/14/15; 6086 for 04/15/15 to 04/14/16; 2016-161 for 04/15/16 to 04/14/17; 2017-062 for 04/15/17 to 04/14/18).
The PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE003854 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14; PTCE007031 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE010129 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18).
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 584-2009, exp. date 1/31/10; approval no. 298-2010 for 2/1/10 to 1/31/12; 107-2012 from 02/01/12 to 01/31/14; 2014-1050 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16; 2016-261 for 02/01/16 to 01/31/18 ).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 04/12/11 to 04/12/15; 2/13/15 to 02/13/19.
The NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 07/26/11 to 07/31/13; 07/31/13 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
The IL Chapter CE Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of CE offerings established by The IL PT Association (approval no. 437-2730, exp. date 3/1/10; approval no. 437.3223 for 03/01/10 to 03/01/11; 437-3796 for 04/01/11 to 04/01/12; 437-4202 for 03/01/12 to 03/01/13; 437-4635 for 03/01/13 to 03/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the IL PT Act (section 1340.61) published by the IL Dept. of Professional Regulation, a PT or PTA applying for re-licensure in IL can earn a maximum of 50% of their required CE hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
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: 8/31/2019


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

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Ken T - Sunnyvale, CA  ·  Sep 23, 2018
Many patient at our outpatient facility often have such knee braces for various knee type injuries. This will help me make better decisions regarding this implementation of knee brace.
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JENNA S - Covington, TN  ·  Sep 12, 2018
It was not what I had anticipated. I thought that it would describe different types of braces and when to recommend for which type of need: varus/valgus etc.
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Brian W - Manchester, CT  ·  Sep 09, 2018
Great info, well organized, good use of literature
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Marietta A - Lansdale, PA  ·  Sep 09, 2018
It is informative and can be used in clinical setting.
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Jarod S - Lafayette Hill, PA  ·  Aug 31, 2018
very good information and well represented
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Price: $19.00
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