Clinical assessment and management of the athlete's knee

Multi-professional training


This training will make it possible to acquire or improve the knowledge and skills of practitioners in the management of the athlete's knee.

Perform a clinical medical check-up of the athlete's knee.

Learn manual techniques to treat mechanical knee dysfunctions.

Optimization of the practitioner's place in multidisciplinary care.

Price: 550 €

This training is intended for therapists who have to take care of patients with musculoskeletal functional pain, at the acute or chronic stage, of the knee joint.

It is part of the deepening of knowledge of diagnostic practices, therapeutic management and improvement of the skills of health practitioners.

The updating of knowledge on the most recent scientific advances, both in the field of neuroscience and biomechanics, demonstrates the predominant role of the knee in postural and motor control.

Any musculoskeletal dysfunction can then lead to sensorimotor disorders, thus disrupting the posture and the musculoskeletal system of the patient.

Manual therapy requires a diagnostic, reflective and technical approach to adapt its technique in correlation with the therapeutic project.

During this training, the trainee will learn to perform a clinical medical assessment and dysfunctions of the various knee joints.

He will understand manual techniques to treat knee dysfunctions in order to allow adjunct treatments to be more efficient.

He will be introduced to the concepts of evaluating the metrics of a clinical test: sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios and Kappa index.

He will discuss the use of different Taping techniques adapted to the knee.

Ottawa's decision-making rules as well as the PEACE & Love protocol will be detailed for the management of the knee.

He will be able to self-assess the relevance of his treatments, his adaptation, the follow-up and / or the reorientation of the patient, within the framework of multidisciplinary care.

Throughout the training, the necessary times to recall the neurophysiopathological factors of the knee will alternate with long periods of practice.

The repetition of tests, clinical maneuvers, and corrective techniques will allow immediate integration into practice in the office.

educational goals



  1. Master the palpatory location of the various anatomical elements of the knee.

  2. Know the tests, the factors of gravity, as well as the recommendations, in the management of a traumatic knee.

  3. To enrich the clinical examination of the knee, by the knowledge of the tests of specific dysfunctions.

  4. Understand the most commonly used manual therapy techniques.

List of target audiences


DE physiotherapists, DO osteopaths, sports chiropodists



There is no other prerequisite to register for this training than to be a professional in one of the targeted professions.



Duration of training and organizational arrangements


The duration of the training: 14 hours,

Over 2 days

Max workforce: 20 people

Accessibility: disabled


Training content


Day 1

Anatomical reminders of the knee joint.

Palpatory practice and anatomical locations


Introduction to clinical test metrics: sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratios.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Sprains and / or ligament ruptures of the knee

Medial collateral ligament sprain: clinical and medical tests.

Lateral collateral ligament sprain: clinical and medical tests.

Sprain of the central pivot: LCA, PCL, clinic and medical tests: drawer, Lachman, pivot shift ...

Meniscal pathologies: physio pathological reminders.

Clinic and medical tests Thessaly, Appley, Judet-Genety, Mc Murray ...

Pathologies of the patella.

Clinic and medical tests plane, Smillie

Classification of tendinopathies, clinical, palpation, medical tests and differential diagnosis, for the different tendinopathies of the knee: Patellar tendinopathy / Crow's feet tendinopathy / Crural tendinopathy / Iliotibial band syndrome / Biceps crural tendinopathy / Muscle tendinopathy popliteal

Hygromas or bursitis of the knee: physio pathology, Clinic and medical tests.

Pediatrics: Growth epiphysitis: Palpation, clinical and medical tests.

Day 2

Examination of the knee in manual therapy.

Mobility tests: ant / post, yawning, sliding, rotating, head of the fibula.

Osteopathic knee injuries: tibia / fibula dysfunction

Comprehensive corrective technique in manual knee therapy.

Dermal neuro muscular taping on knee pathologies.

Correction by dermo neuro muscular taping of a sprain of the medial collateral ligament / of a patellar syndrome / of a peripatellar pain of the knee.

PEACE & LOVE protocol.

Ottawa Rules for the Knee.

Traumatic knee examination video / Practice video

Role play, clinical case

Quality report of the last session
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Philippe Averous has been a physiotherapist since 1995 and an Osteopath since 2001 in Pibrac.

He specializes in the management of sports pathologies, and has been involved in high-level sport since 2004 (French Canoe Kayak Team, Colomiers Professional Rugby Team (ProD2), New Zealand Rugby Team during the Cup. in the world in France, Kiné / Osteo at the Olympic Games in London in 2012, then in Rio in 2016 ...)

At the end of his osteopathic course, he began teaching (2001), as a lecturer at the French Osteopathic College (until 2007), and since then he has never ceased to multiply his experiences. as a trainer or lecturer (lecturer at IFMK Toulouse, teacher in manual therapy and management of sports pathologies, certified instructor of Kinesio Taping (CKTI) ...).



DPC : Validé  -  N° Action de DPC 2022 : 99MJ2200003 (Uniquement kinésithérapeute)

FIFPL : Validé (Formation susceptible d'être prise en charge, sous réserve des budgets annuels) pour les kinésithérapeutes, les podologues, en attente de validation pour les ostéopathes.

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Informations générales


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