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Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists

Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists

Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists

This course includes
55:38 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in August 2019


There is a strong push towards evidence-based practice in physiotherapy. A number of international guidelines (OARSI, EULAR, NICE, and ACR) providing evidence-based recommendations on the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis are currently available to clinicians. However, current research indicates that clinical practice does not seem to reflect these recommendations.

Evidence-based guidelines have the potential to improve the quality of care provided by clinicians by promoting the use of effective interventions and discouraging unnecessary and ineffective interventions. Consequently, there is a need for better dissemination and awareness of international guideline recommendations for the conservative management of knee osteoarthritis in order to ensure optimum guideline adherence.

Please note: A second course by Anthony Teoli is available on Embodia: Knee Osteoarthritis Myths & Best Practice in Physiotherapy.


Knee Osteoarthritis Myths & Best Practice in Physiotherapy:

Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists



Learning Objectives

In this online course, you will learn to:

  • Integrate and apply simple strategies in clinical practice to explain knee osteoarthritis, establish realistic treatment plans and manage patient expectations.
  • Integrate and apply evidence-based physiotherapy management strategies for individuals with knee osteoarthritis in clinical practice.
  • Educate individuals with knee osteoarthritis regarding other available treatment strategies (biomechanical, pharmacological and surgical).



This online course is for all rehabilitation professionals, including physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, chiropractors, athletic therapists, exercise therapists, kinesiologists among others.


Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice

Current research indicates that clinical practice does not seem to reflect recommendations from currently available clinical practice guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis.

This informative course will provide clinicians with a better understanding of the complex etiology of knee osteoarthritis and provide evidence-based, clinically relevant recommendations regarding the management of knee osteoarthritis.

Ultimately, this knowledge translation initiative will serve as an update on current best practices in physiotherapy for the management of knee osteoarthritis, with an emphasis on high-value treatment options, to help improve patient outcomes in clinical practice.

Join the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for this online course 'Knee Osteoarthritis Management – An Evidence-Based Update for Physiotherapists'. For more information about the CPA-Embodia partnership, please visit this page.

The instructors
Anthony Teoli
MScPT, Physiotherapist
Anthony Teoli graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Master's of Science in Physical Therapy. Anthony currently works as a physiotherapist at CBI Concordia Sport Physio, a private physiotherapy clinic located in Laval, Quebec. He is also the President and Founder of InfoPhysiotherapy (, an online platform dedicated to providing evidence-based continuing education for physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals worldwide. Anthony is currently completing his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University. His current research involves better understanding mechanisms of non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis initiation and progression, clinical outcomes in patients post total knee arthroplasty, gait biomechanics and knowledge translation. Anthony has presented his research and has presented on best practice for knee osteoarthritis management at provincial, national and international conferences.

Orthopaedic Division

The Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association helps our members improve their skills and service delivery through education, resources and networking.

With a reputation built on excellent instructors and a rigorous examination process, the Division offers tailored online e-learning, webinars, workshops, courses and practice resources for members at a reasonable cost and time commitment. Members learn from other practicing physiotherapists and stay current with a regularly updated curriculum and program delivery based on providing quality and modern treatment.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction
  • Welcome and Course Slides
  • Introduction and Learning Objectives
  • Osteoarthritis Basics
  • Understanding Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Treatment Options
  • Non-Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis
  • Exercise
  • Weight Management
  • Patient Education
  • Adjunct Treatments
  • Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis and Conclusion
  • Surgical Management
  • Take-Home Messages
  • Q&A
  • Feedback for this Course
  • Review Quiz
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