Functional Knee Bracing for Sports - PT08

Functional Knee Bracing for Sports

by Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT
(4.2 / 1528 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 since the early 1900s. Since that time, the medical community has devoted a significant amount of time and attention to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. This includes prevention as well as surgical repair, which may result in the use of a functional brace. This course reviews the history of ACL bracing, current guidelines, and considerations for recommending functional knee braces for athletic individuals.


The goal of this program is to provide physical therapy practitioners with the current knowledge of functional knee bracing in sports participation. The content in this course is applicable to physical therapy professionals. After taking this course, you should 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 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
The course is intended for physical therapists
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. 1912-155 for 02/01/20 to 01/31/22).
This course has been approved by:
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 12/9/19 to 12/9/23.
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: 10/25/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/25/2022


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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Jennifer P - Sheboygan, WI  ·  Jan 29, 2020
very informative. Thank you
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Diane C - Rhinebeck, NY  ·  Jan 28, 2020
Important information for any PT who deals with knees
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Kalynn R - Plano, TX  ·  Jan 26, 2020
lots of good information
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amber v - Yonkers, NY  ·  Jan 14, 2020
There was enough science to back up claims of the article and the author was also mindful to the realistic thoughts of consumers and the way they think.
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Michele C - Elkton, MD  ·  Jan 13, 2020
functional braces serve an important purpose
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Price: $19.00
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