Knee Ligament and Meniscal Tests

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Lesson Plan

In this course clinical tests for ACL and meniscus injuries are demonstrated. Various tests are examined for functionality and reliability. This course will give clinicians the tool to confidently examine knee injuries for treatment and rehabilitation.

Course Objectives

  • Review the criteria for the Knee Rules to screen for fractures.
  • Integrate critical analysis of current professional literature in the selection of clinical tests for the diagnosis of ligamentous or meniscal pathology
  • Describe the importance of proper positioning for ACL & meniscal testing
  • Discriminate between the use of tests for screening vs. diagnostic tests for the meniscus
  • Identify the best combination of tests for meniscal pathology

A quiz is provided at the end of the course. You can stop and start the course at any time. Course access: Lifetime Please contact if you have questions regarding courses, subscriptions or Continuing Education Approval.

Continuing Education available for: Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Occupational Therapy
Disclosure: CEO of DTG Enterprises, the owner of the IP of the mobile app iOrtho+ CEO of Therapeutic Articulations, the inventor of the Mobil-Aider Receives compensation for book publications from FA Davis Receives compensation for numerous continuing education companies for courses & webinars including this course
Course Content: This course will discuss the use of the Mobil-Aider device, the course is for education purpose only and not designed to sell or promote the device. No materials needed, no prerequisites required

Course Outline (1 hour)
Introduction, objectives – 2 min
Identifying the injury, screening tools – 8 min
Diagnostic Techniques – 5 min
ACL Injury / screenings – 22 min
Posterior Cruciate Ligament / screenings – 5 min
Meniscal Injury / screenings – 17 min Quiz  

Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify requirements with your licensure board for license renewal.

Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker. Topic: Intermediate

Physical Therapy Approval for this course: This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board. Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (Category 2) Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire,  North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Doctor of Chiropractic course approval: (see approval information below) *The licensed Doctor of Chiropractic shall be responsible for verifying the board requirements for license renewal. Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia (approval 2024-711 Examination Procedure/Diagnoses), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

Approval Information: WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming. Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wisconsin are PACE approved but currently do not allow online Continuing Education.

The following State Boards accept PACE approved providers, but additionally request submission to the State Board: Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas (plus CCE accredited Chiropractic College).

CCE accredited Chiropractic College: WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 1 CEUs (hour) in the following states: Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

Occupational Therapy: Course abides by regulatory guidelines of your board for continuing education. Please review your board guidelines before taking a course for CE credit to make sure the course is germane to your profession and fulfills requirements. Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska,  North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Estimated Time: 1


Course Instructor

Dawn Gulick, PT Dawn Gulick, PT

Dawn T. Gulick, PhD, PT, AT, CSCS, is a Professor of Physical Therapy. Her areas of expertise are orthopedics, sports medicine, modalities, and medical screening. As a clinician, she has owned a private orthopedic/sports medicine practice. She also provides athletic training services from the middle school to elite Olympic/Paralympic level. As a member of the Olympic Sports Medicine Society, Dr. Gulick has provided medical coverage at numerous national and international events. As a scholar, Dr. Gulick is the author of 4 books (Ortho Notes, Screening Notes, Sport Notes, Mobilization Notes), 4 book chapters, > 60 peer-reviewed publications, and > 100 professional and civic presentations. OrthoNotes is in the 4th edition and has been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Gulick is the developer of a mobile app called iOrtho+ (Apple, Android, & desktop versions). Her app has been downloaded over 160K times around the world. She currently has a utility patent pending for an orthopedic medical device (Mobil-Aider) that is FDA cleared. Dr. Gulick has served, and held leadership roles, on numerous committees over her 25 years in academia. Dr. Gulick earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Lock Haven University (Lock Haven, PA), a Master of Physical Therapy from Emory University (Atlanta, GA), and a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA). She is an AMBUCS scholar and a member of Phi Kappa Phi (past chapter president) and Kappa Delta Pi Honor Societies.

Advanced Topics in the Examination, Evaluation and Treatment of the Knee