Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Treatment: An Evidence-Informed Approach (Vancouver)

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Knee Osteoarthritis Assessment and Treatment: An Evidence-Informed Approach (Vancouver)


When: Sunday October 6, 2019. From 8:30am-4:30pm.

Where: Tall Tree Health (956 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC) 

Instructor: Anthony Teoli

Note 1: There are a limited number of seats at this event.

Note 2: Early bird pricing ends September 8.


Our understanding of the etiology and management of knee osteoarthritis is quickly evolving. During this one-day theoretical and practical course on knee osteoarthritis assessment and treatment, participants will learn about the complex, multifactorial nature of knee osteoarthritis and develop the necessary skills for effective history taking, assessment and treatment. By the end of this course, students will also be to establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for individuals with knee osteoarthritis.



By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify important risk factors for knee osteoarthritis and understand how these risk factors may contribute to the initiation/progression of knee OA using different models.

  2. Understand the importance of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention for knee osteoarthritis. 

  3. Understand and apply different communication strategies for effective history taking, subjective assessment and building therapeutic alliance. 

  4. Integrate and apply evidence-based assessment tools and outcome measures to inform clinical diagnosis and treatment strategies. 

  5. Identify and understand the importance of psychosocial factors, and their relation to prognosis and outcomes in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. 

  6. Understand and apply best-practice recommendations for the management of knee osteoarthritis in physiotherapy (i.e. exercise, patient education, self management strategies, manual therapy, etc.).

  7. Understand best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. 

  8. Establish an evidence-based, patient-centered treatment plan for individuals with knee osteoarthritis. 


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Anthony Teoli graduated from McGill University with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy and is currently a physiotherapist working at Action Sport Physio, a private practice clinic located in Rosemere, Quebec. Anthony is also currently completing his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at McGill University. His current researchfocus involves better understanding mechanisms of non-traumatic and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis initiation and progression, clinical outcomes and persistent pain 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. He is the Founder/President of InfoPhysiotherapy, an online platform dedicated to providing evidence-based continuing education for healthcare professionals worldwide. Anthony is active professionally at the international level, sitting on the Communications Committee of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and Social Media Committee for the Third World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy.

Course Schedule:

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Introduction

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Knee Osteoarthritis Epidemiology and Etiology

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Risk Factors & Impact on Knee Osteoarthritis Initiation/Progression

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. BREAK

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Clinical Assessment – Subjective Exam

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Clinical Assessment – Objective Exam

12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Differential Diagnosis & Clinical Diagnostic Criteria

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Understanding Persistent Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis in Physiotherapy

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Best-practice recommendations for supplements, injection therapies and surgery for individuals with knee osteoarthritis

4:00p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Take-Home Messages & Course Wrap-Up