Hip and Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions


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Specialist Erik Meira


Accreditatie (only for Dutch people)

KRF algemeen en sport register: 12 punten

Keurmerk: 14 punten

ProQKine: 24 punten

Taal scholing: Engels

30 april - 1 mei 2021

09.00 - 17.00 uur

About the course

The hip and knee are a complex pairing comprising the structural and functional core of many human movements, from ADL to sport. Rehab professionals such as physical therapists and athletic trainers are in a unique position to evaluate, treat, and oversee the recovery of patients with hip and knee injuries. They also often find themselves in the position to assist with developing injury reduction programs for active populations. Having a deeper understanding of what is known and not known can help professionals develop the most effective programs to address these issues.This two-day course will include lecture and lab demonstration to explore the complexity of the hip and the knee. Topics including femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), acetabular labral and chondral injuries, tendinopathies in the region such as gluteal, psoas, and patellar, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), femoroplasty, and labral and meniscal repairs. This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in non-arthritic intra-articular hip pathologies and knee injuries
  • Perform a simple screen for hip patients that would benefit from early surgical consult and for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury
  • Understand special considerations regarding extra-articular hip pathology
  • Describe the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries
  • Focus on primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function
  • Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit
  • Consider the complexity of human movement and how it applies to rehabilitation

Timetable day 1

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.30
Introduction and core concepts of scientific discussions
09.30 – 10.15
Overview of intra-articular hip pathologies
10.15 – 10.30
10.30 – 11.15
Overview of extra-articular hip pathologies
11.15 – 12.30
Examination of the Hip (Lecture/lab)
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.15
Surgical management of hip pathologies
14.15 – 15.00
Postoperative management of hip pathologies (Lecture/lab)
15.15 – 15.30
15.15 – 16.00
Understanding human movement
16.00 – 17.00
Nonoperative management of hip pathologies (Lecture/lab

Timetable day 2

08.30 – 09.00
09.00 – 09.15
09.15 – 10.00
Lecture – Anatomy, Architecture & Gait
10.00 – 10.45
Practical – Palpation & Orientation
10.45 – 11.00
Morning Break
11.00 – 12.00
Lecture – Risk factors for injury, Pathologies & Classification
12.00 – 12.30
Practical – Risk Factor Assessment
12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.30
Practical – Muscle Pathology Assessment & DDx
14.30 – 15.30
Lecture – Biomechanics, Kicking, COD & High Speed Function
15.30 – 15.45
Afternoon Break
15.45 – 17.00
Practical – High Level Functional Assessment

Erik Meira

Erik Meira is a physical therapist with Black Diamond Physical Therapy in Portland, Oregon. He is a Board Certified Sports Clinical Specialist and an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with extensive experience in the management of sports injuries at many different levels. He also created and oversees the PT Podcast Network.

The son of an engineer and a school teacher, he developed a love of science at a young age often running home experiments comparing/contrasting the effectiveness of products such as detergents and preservatives. Before beginning physical therapy school he studied philosophy and psychology while geeking out on chemistry and physics courses. Although he follows medical science professionally, he is a fan of all fields of science, particularly particle physics and astrophysics.

He began his rehab training at the University of Florida where he had the opportunity to be a student athletic trainer with Gator Football. After finishing his physical therapy degree, he moved on to The George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC where he overhauled the patient education program and became a physical therapy adviser to the GWU Medical School. After moving to Portland, OR he started his own private practice Elite Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine now called Black Diamond Physical Therapy. He also founded and directed the Northwest Society for Sports Medicine, a group of regional sports medicine providers who provided continuing education, professional support, and community outreach in the Pacific Northwest.

Erik is extremely active in the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT), currently serving as the Representative at Large on the Executive Committee. In 2008 he helped initiate, organize, and then chair the Hip Special Interest Group. From 2012-2109 he was the Sports Section Program Chair for Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) for AASPT. He has authored several articles and textbook chapters and has lectured at conferences around the world sponsored through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Physical Therapy Association, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association covering topics such as the hip, knee, shoulder, exercise prescription, returning athletes to sport, science application, and PT practice business models. In his free time, he enjoys mountaineering, skiing/snowboarding, backpacking, and travel.

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