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2308 – Techniques for Knees

2308 – Techniques for Knees

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Chicago, IL / Friday, April 24, 2020 – 1:00-3:00 pm – 2.0 credit hours

(Indoor Pool: 1:00-2:00 pm / Classroom: 2:00-3:00 pm)


Faculty: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide evidence-based research for evaluation and treatment of individuals following surgical and non-surgical orthopedic procedures along the spectrum of care including: ACL repair, meniscus repair, platelet rich plasma injections and joint replacement.


1)  Identify prevalence of orthopedic knee injuries in various populations.

2)  Explore various types of knee orthopedic procedures and subsequent rehab protocols.

3)  Determine use of aquatic exercise during rehab after knee orthopedic procedures.

4)  Provide case studies of patients who underwent knee procedures where aquatic exercise was incorporated into rehab.

FACULTY: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC, is a full-time physical therapist, specializing in aquatic-based rehab at YMCA Healthy Living Center in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. She works with a variety of patient populations including cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, neurological, general debility, sports medicine and chronic pain diagnoses. Mary is also a certified clinical instructor and has participated in Diabetes Education programming. She has completed the ATRI Lumbar Stabilization and AquaStretch Specialty Certificate Programs.