FMT Rx: Differential Diagnosis of the Anterior Knee

by Dr. Meghan Helwig

Online Course

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This course introduces the learner to an overview of differential diagnosis and intervention concepts related to the anterior knee region of the human body. It includes a review of current literature supporting the theories that describe and delineate specific concepts related to differential diagnosis of this body region. Interventional techniques to enhance rehabilitation or performance outcomes will be discussed and demonstrated. Evidence based chapters in this course include topics of tissue healing, injury management, differential diagnosis, interventional technique, treatment theory and practical lab experiences in areas such as applying kinesiology tape, use of myofascial cups, and using banded mobilizations.

FMT RX: Anterior Knee is an evidence-informed differential diagnosis course that advances students’ understanding of factors to consider when working with patients or clients with knee region injuries. FMT Rx Anterior Knee methodically examines the research-influenced content basis for a deeper understanding of management of this area of injury.

This course is intended for health and fitness professionals with all levels of experience.

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Learning Objectives

  • Define the anatomy and physiology of the knee complex
  • Assess factors that are related to differential diagnosis of anterior knee pain
  • Consider historical and current trends in treatment of anterior knee pain
  • Discuss and delineate physiological influences of increased risk of chronic and acute anterior knee pain
  • Demonstrate and explain FMT Tactics for management of anterior knee pain
  • Course Content

    FMT Rx: Anterior Knee
    25% fee for cancellations on courses that have been marked as “in progress” - or partially viewed. Execution of refund is contingent upon the review of RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC to determine course status. Full refunds will be issued to those who have not reviewed any portion of the course and will be processed within 3-5 business days. Refunds expected to be returned to the original payment method used unless stated otherwise by RockTape/Implus Footcare LLC. Due to the method of delivery for these courses (i.e., on-demand), registration is ongoing and therefore does not have a registration deadline associated with it.

    Dr. Meghan Helwig


    Dr. Meghan Helwig graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University. A native of Morris County, NJ, Dr. Helwig earned a finance degree from Villanova University where she was the starting goalie for 4 years for the Div. I Big East Field Hockey Team.

    An athlete her entire life Dr. Helwig has a competitive mindset and understands the demands sport and life place on the body. She has numerous “tools in her toolbox” and has combined concepts and techniques such as ART, SFMA, NKT, DNS, TPI, Rocktape IASTM/Blades, Kinesiology Taping, and cupping to create her own unique system for assessment and intervention. She utilizes these tools and techniques to assess and treat her patients as a whole while uncovering the underlying “WHY” behind her patients' symptoms.

    Hour 1: 

    • Review of Anatomy and Physiology 
      • Anterior Knee Anatomy 
      • Anterior Knee Biomechanics 
        • Proximal and Distal Influences 
      • Anterior Knee Function 
        • Area of Stability AND Mobility 
    • Differential Diagnosis of the Anterior Hip Region 
      • Quadriceps Weakness/Poor Motor Control 
      • PFPS/Chondromalacia 
      • Biomechanical Issues 
    • Function and Dysfunction of the Knee Region 
      • Identifying the Issues 
      • Acute Sprains vs Chronic Problems 
    • Historical Treatment of Anterior Knee Pain 
      • RICE 
      • Functional Knee Bracing 
      • Cortisone Injections 

    Hour 2:  

    • Research Review 
      • Analysis of Current Research Related to this Region 
    • Treatment Considerations Today 
      • Kinesiology Tape Intervention 
        • Neurosensory Awareness 
        • Mechanical Cueing 
        • Patellar Tracking/Offload 
      • Compressional Floss Band Activities 
      • Myofascial Cupping 
      • Looped Exercise Band Interventions 
    • Stages of Care for Anterior Knee Pain 
      • Acute Management 
      • Sub-acute Management 
      • Chronic Management 
    • What’s Next 
      • Review of Learning Objectives 


    This course is valid for continuing education credit through NUHS in the following states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board: AL, AK, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WY. (Considered distance learning, please check with your board how many hours you are allowed

    Please note that online continuing education is not recognized in the following states: FL, LA, MS, OK, WI

    CEU approval for this course has been submitted and is pending: AL, GA, HI, MO, PA, WV.

    *NUHS makes no representation either directly or indirectly that the substantive matter being presented is approved or within respective scope of licensing. It remains the attendees’ responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event.


    This course meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards: AL, CO, CT, IA, ME, MA, MN, NH, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY

    This course meets continuing education requirements for these State Physical Therapy Boards by virtue of approval by Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval #76199TX: AK, AZ, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, MI, MS, MO, MT, NC, ND, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA.

    FL – This course is approved by the FPTA for 2 hours, CE Broker Approval #: CE23-914465.

    KY – This course is Category 2 continued competency activity by the APTA Kentucky. Category 2 activities include courses that are less than 3 hours in length; these courses do not require formal approval.

    TX – This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs. Approval #76199TX


    This course (BOC Approved provider # P8570) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of (2 hours/CEUs, Category A). ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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