Knee Osteoarthritis: Exercise is Medicine

Webinar Description: Individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) experience cartilage degeneration between their upper and lower leg bones, which can cause debilitating pain and disability. Although current treatments such as medication, physical therapy, or injection may alleviate pain and improve function, they are not customized for the specific patient. Currently, individuals with knee OA are treated by a ‘one-size fits all’ approach. Further, clinicians cannot tell which patients will benefit most from which treatment. An exciting, novel approach to treating OA is connecting information about a person’s biologic makeup to their clinical symptoms. This webinar will provide clinically relevant research updates that identify four categories of immune-phenotypes that were associated with clinical outcomes and the future of predicting a patient’s response to a certain treatment that could be possible using this type of work as a basis.

Instructor: Prakash Jayabalan MD, PhD

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify the biological changes that occur in knee osteoarthritis.
  2. Describe the use of biomarkers in the diagnosis and future management of the   disease.

Successful Completion: Participants will watch the on-demand recording in its entirety and complete an attendance verification and assessment in the Academy Learning Portal. You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

Continuing Education:

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID 9296. This distance learning independent webinar is offered at .10 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Physical Therapists: This online course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1.0 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the California and New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved for 1.0 Contact Hours on 6/11/2024. 

The following states require continuing education units or contact hours with no state specific approval: CT, IA, and WA


Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP - Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT - Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT - Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC - Has nothing to disclose.
Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:
Prakash Jayabalan MD, PhD- Has nothing to disclose.

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.

High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 
Additional requirements include: Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, JavaScript and Cookies enabled, Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators, Do NOT use Internet Explorer as it is not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter or email or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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