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Shoe Modifications for Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis

Course #: 03-535

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description 

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of OA and is the leading cause of pain and disability in older adults.  The goal of this CEU course is to determine the difference between different shoes and lateral wedge insoles on external knee adduction moment (EKAM), knee adduction angular impulse (KAAI), external knee flexion moment, pain, and comfort when walking in individuals with medial knee OA.

 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast lateral wedge insoles, flat soled shoes, and mobility shoes.
  2. Examine the outcome of barefoot walking in relation to each type of shoe.
  3. Identify which type of shoe reduced medial knee loading to the greatest extent.

 

CEU Course Syllabus

  Introduction to Knee O.A., Gait Loading, and Orthotics     0.13 Contact Hours 
  Clinical Trial Methods   0.25 Contact Hours
  Results               0.25 Contact Hours
  Discussion and Conclusion        0.37 Contact Hours  

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level:  Basic

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